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For Immediate Release
December 12, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357


On Wednesday, December 13, 2006 Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran will receive the Hopeline Law Enforcement Partnership Award from Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation.
In addition to the award, Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Foundation will also be providing $300,000 to eleven Maryland nonprofit organizations to bolster their statewide domestic violence programs---$10,000 of that will be provided to the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence in Mr. Curran’s name.

Attorney General Curran is a longtime supporter of Verizon’s Wireless HopeLine program which distributes phones to victims of domestic violence and supports nonprofit domestic violence advocacy groups.

“For years, domestic violence victims have known that they have a tireless champion and friend in Joe Curran,” says Tami Erwin, regional President for Verizon Wireless.

“This is an extraordinary commitment, “ says Curran. “State officials are well aware that we can’t fix the problem of domestic violence alone, but when a corporation like Verizon steps to the plate with this kind of financial contribution, that’s a big step forward.”


  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Central Maryland, Inc.
  • Dayspring Programs, Inc. (Baltimore City)
  • Domestic Violence Center of Howard County
  • Family Support Center, Inc. (Montgomery County)
  • For All Seasons, Inc. (Talbot County)
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center (Harford County)
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center (Anne Arundel County)
  • House of Ruth (Baltimore City)
  • Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County

Date: December 13, 2006
1:30 p.m.
Office of the Attorney General
16th Floor
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, Maryland 21202



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