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Domestic Violence Safety Plan

*** In An Emergency Please Call 911 ***
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

Domestic Violence Unit
Phone: 240-777-7016
FAX: 240-777-7146

The Sheriff’s Office serves and carries out orders of the court, including the primary responsibility for the service of peace orders and protection orders. The Sheriff’s Office staff is available to answer questions, explain procedures, or to refer someone to the proper agency on other matters of concern.

Montgomery County Police Department
Emergency – 911

Non-Emergency – 301-279-8000
Domestic Violence Unit – 240-773-5050

The Montgomery County Police will respond to calls for emergency assistance, take reports, investigate crimes, respond to violations of a court order and a variety of other services.

States Attorney’s Office
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-7300

The States Attorney’s Office prosecutes all criminal cases. They represent the state and speak for the victim of a crime during the prosecution and sentencing phases of court cases. They also have a dedicated unit assigned to handle prosecution of criminal cases involving Domestic Violence. If a defendant is confined to jail by a commissioner the state,s attorney will speak at the bond review held before a judge and can request certain conditions be placed on the defendant or request the defendant to be held.

Abused Persons Program
24 Hour Crisis Services – 240-777-4000

Service/Intake – 240-777-4195
Administrative Office – 240-777-4210

For Montgomery County Resident’s the Abused Person’s Program offers victims of abuse services such as emergency shelter, transitional housing, 24 hour telephone and walk in crisis counseling, case management, information and referral and other support services. Fees are based on a sliding scale and no one is denied to to a lack of funds.

City Police Departments
Offers similar services as that of the county police as well as a variety of community based services and programs for their citizens.

Chevy Chase Village Police – 301-654-7302

Gaithersburg City Police – 301-258-6400

Rockville City Police – 301-309-3100

Takoma Park City Police – 301-270-1100

**In An Emergency Please Call 911 **

City Victim Advocate Coordinator’s
Several cities also have Victim Advocates that assist city residents in locating services and to offer support and other services to victims of abuse.
Rockville City
- 240-314-8917
Takoma Park City –
301-891-7147
Montgomery County District Courts
Filing for Ex-Parte and Peace Orders as well as Emergency Evaluation Petitions. Also for the filing of violations and modifications of existing orders issued by the District Court. All matters are handled through the Civil Office, please call for filing hours.

Rockville District Court – 301-563-8800
191 East Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD 20850

Note: From 9am to 3pm Victim Assistance is available at this location.

Silver Spring District Court – 301-563-8550
8552 Second Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

After Hours, Interim Protective and Peace Orders are available from a District Court Commissioner at:

Central Processing Unit, 1307 Seven Locks Road, Rockville whenever the District Courts are closed.
Forms may be obtained directly from the Maryland Judiciary website by clicking here.
Montgomery County Circuit Court
Filing for Ex-Parte Orders as well as Emergency Evaluation Petitions. Also for the filing of violations and modifications of existing orders issued by the Circuit Court. All matters are handled through the Civil Office, please call for filing hours.
Circuit Court Family Office
240-777-9115

50 Maryland Avenue, 3rd floor, Rockville, MD

Note: Victim Assistance available and legal consultation at this location.

District Court Commissioner
301-610-7217 (24 Hours)

Central Processing Unit

1307 Seven Locks Road, Rockville, MdThe District Court Commissioner can issue criminal charges against an individual based upon a citizens complaint. Commissioners also set the initial bond and conditions for release for individuals arrested by police. If you wish to file criminal charges or have concerns about a persons release following the initial arrest contact the commissioners office.Vine Service

(Victim Information and Notification Everyday)

1-866-634-8463

(1-866-MD4VINE)

Toll Free

Gives victims access to inmate custody, court and release information and notification. Free 24 hour automated service. Victims may also register online at http://www.vinelink.com

Montgomery County Office of Child Support Enforcement
51 Monroe Street, 9th floor, Rockville, MD

301-610-4500

A Judge may order emergency family maintenance upon issuing a Protective Order that will last for the duration of the order. To establish an order for child support, which generally remains in effect until the child reaches 18 years of age, contact the Office of Child Support Enforcement for more information.

State Services
General Information – 1-800-332-6347

Spanish Information – 1-800-332-6347Domestic Violence and Referral Services

1-800-MDHELPS

1-800-(634-3577)For information on the Independence Card, Energy Assistance program, Child Support and other state services available as well as Domestic Violence and Referral Services the state has set up toll free information lines.

For self help and legal information on issues such as Domestic Violence, Family Law, benefits and other areas affecting low and moderate income families visit:

http://www.peoples-law.com

The Sheriff's Office is first Sheriff's Office in the State of Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Sheriff's Office received its initial accreditation in November of 1995 and underwent successful on site re-evaluations in 2000, 2003, and 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2012. In order to receive and maintain accreditation, the Sheriff's Office has to demonstrate voluntarily that they meet over 4 6 0 professionally recognized standards for excellence in management and service delivery.