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Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

www.rainn.org/saapm Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 9 minutes, that victim is a child. Sexual violence impacts every community and affects people of all genders, sexual orientations and ages.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

                   National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to strengthen families to prevent child abuse and neglect. Through this collaboration, prevention services and support help protect children and produce thriving families. 

Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be silenced

In honor of Women’s History Month 2021, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) highlighted the importance of the strong and courageous women who work for the agency, celebrating their contributions, accomplishments and commitment to equality in law enforcement.

The Washington Division Takes Community Engagement Virtual

In this past year, the extended time we have all spent in isolation due to the pandemic, has sharply exacerbated the health risks and harms we have seen among the members of our community.  Recognizing this, the DEA Washington Division’s Community Outreach and Prevention team jumped into action. The team quickly pivoting and working hard to adapt and overcome these issues, reaching ou...

The Overdose Crisis in the DMV

This past year, we as a nation have been unwaveringly focused on the global pandemic, and understandably so. In the background of all of this coverage, however, another epidemic has been building. An epidemic that has been responsible for an unprecedented number of deaths across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. An overdose epidemic.

Violent drug organizations use human trafficking to expand profits

“See something, say something” is a popular catchphrase used by law enforcement in our area, usually in the context of terrorism or other suspicious activity. Additionally, we all know to step forward and notify the appropriate authorities when we become aware of issues such as child endangerment, domestic violence, or even animal cruelty. But what about human sex trafficking? Is th...

A Salute to the Oldest and Largest Task Force in the Nation

Fifty-one years ago, in response to a surge in violent crime in New York City, three law enforcement agencies created a partnership that would last decades and be used as a role model to law enforcement throughout the nation.
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