What you should know about Prince George’s 2-1-1 for domestic violence help

Eunice Brooks, 83.

Janice Marshall-Thomas, 54.

Tamu Bynum, 43.

Zonita Monia Roberts, 42.

Angela Lynette Johnson, 43.

Laila Miller , 3.

These are the names of the five women and one little girl who have been slain in what police have classified as domestic-related homicides this month in Prince George’s County. That’s more than half of the 10 homicides the county has recorded in August.

The recent wave of domestic violence has prompted county officials to remind residents that resources — particularly Prince George’s 2-1-1 hotline — are available to help families that could be on the brink of tragedy.

“This has been a challenging month,” Prince George’s Police Chief Mark A. Magaw said at a news conference Monday to address domestic homicides and the Saturday death of a 3-year-old girl who was knifed and shot by her father. “Domestic violence has played a huge part in that challenge.”

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