Mary­lan­ders to Pre­vent Gun Vi­o­lence to host Oct. 30 fo­rum in Ch­ester­town

Kent County News - - NEWS -

BAL­TI­MORE — Mary­lan­ders to Pre­vent Gun Vi­o­lence has an­nounced monthly fo­rums to ed­u­cate the pub­lic on the Ex­treme Risk Pro­tec­tive Order.

A Kent County fo­rum will be­gin at 7 p.m. Tues­day, Oct. 30 at the Uni­tar­ian Univer­sal­ist of the Ch­ester River, 914 Gate­way Drive, Ch­ester­town.

Ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease, Ex­treme Risk Pro­tec­tive Order is a tool that uses due process and is mod­eled af­ter the suc­cess­ful Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Re­strain­ing Order mech­a­nism to get guns away from in­di­vid­u­als in cri­sis, who are danger­ous but may not meet the cri­te­ria for in­vol­un­tary hos­pi­tal­iza­tion.

The re­lease states that MPGV’s Ed­u­ca­tional Fund works to in­form the pub­lic about many as­pects of gun vi­o­lence preven­tion. One key fac­tor in ad­vo­cacy is en­sur­ing in­di­vid­u­als are aware of the laws and poli­cies avail­able to them to help pre­vent gun vi­o­lence.

This ses­sion, MPGV worked with other ad­vo­cacy or­ga­ni­za­tions and sur­vivors of gun vi­o­lence to pass the Ex­treme Risk Pro­tec­tive Order. The re­lease states that MPGV has con­vened a panel of lo­cal law en­force­ment of­fi­cials, men­tal health prac­ti­tion­ers, ad­vo­cates and re­searchers to ed­u­cate the com­mu­nity on the im­por­tance of this law and how lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers may use it to keep their loved ones safe.

Pan­elist for the Kent County event are Ch­ester­town Po­lice Chief Adrian Baker; Cheryl Brooks, gun vi­o­lence sur­vivor and men­tal health nurse; Bryan DiGre­gory, Kent County’s deputy state’s at­tor­ney; Yas­min Fletcher, at­tor­ney for the Coali­tion to Stop Gun Vi­o­lence; and Shan­non Frat­toroli of the Johns Hop­kins School of Pub­lic Health.

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