Prince George's Co. kicks off partnership with area churches aimed at combating domestic violence

CLINTON, Md. (WJLA) - Prince George's County on Wednesday kicked off a new program in partnership with the local faith community aimed at combating domestic violence.

According to statistics, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury among women - more than accidents, muggings and rape combined.

The new partnership will work with around 40 churches in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas and will aim to identify victims of domestic violence.

New resources provided by the government will include legal aid and counseling, as well as training on how to identify warning signs that someone may be a victim.

In the coming weeks, representatives from the program will begin meeting with the pastors of the 40 churches to get things moving along.