Domestic violence prevention is a priority focus for Verizon. By using its technology, financial resources and partnerships, Verizon is addressing critical social issues. And, through its HopeLine® Phone Recycling Program, the company provides wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and nonprofit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy.
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About Attorney General Doug Gansler on Domestic Violence The AG has a long history as a lead advocate for domestic violence victims, which began when he prosecuted domestic violence cases as an Assistant United States Attorney. His work on those cases provided insight into the complexity of domestic abuse and as Montgomery County State's Attorney he started the first domestic violence docket in the county's history – designed to specifically handle this unique crime. As State's Attorney he also championed the Montgomery County Family Justice Center, a collaboration of public and private social service agencies seeking to provide services to families impacted by domestic violence. As the current chair of the Governor's Family Violence Council (FVC), he has worked with the council's members and other advocates to continue to ensure our laws address the problems faced by domestic abuse victims. For more information on AG Gansler, visit www.oag.state.md.us.SOURCE Verizon