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October 2017

Training for Montgomery County DHHS

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Forced Marriage in the United States Forced marriage is a significant, yet hidden, problem. Victims often face physical and psychological abuse, rape and denial of education and opportunity. A 2011 Tahirih Justice Center survey identified 3,000 cases over two years. Presenting complex risks including multiple perpetrators and victims, travel overseas, and extreme isolation and control, minors face significant legal limitations preventing them from accessing services, leaving home, or seeking protection orders. This training will equip service providers with an understanding…

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