In the 2018 session, MPGV worked with other advocacy organizations and survivors of gun violence to pass the Extreme Risk Protective Order (ERPO), a tool that uses due process and is modeled after the successful Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) mechanism, to get guns away from individuals in crisis, who are dangerous but may not meet the criteria for involuntary hospitalization.
Please join us on Tuesday, October 30, in Kent County at 7 pm to hear from a panel of local law enforcement officials, mental health practitioners, advocates, and researchers to learn more about the importance of this law and how local community members may use it to keep their loved ones safe.
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 7 pm
Where: The Unitarian Universalist of the Chester River in Kent County, 914 Gateway Drive, Chestertown, MD
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to be a part of the Maryland Violence Prevention Coalition. MVPC is a coalition of organizations with a joint mission of reducing violence and improving living conditions in underserved Maryland communities. Using a community-led approach, we seek to empower the voices often neglected and educate elected officials and the public about urgent community needs.