The National Football League has been in the spotlight recently for reports of domestic violence perpetrated by several professional athletes. In an attempt to educate and increase awareness about the serious problem, the NFL has initiated a stream of celebrity and athlete endorsed public-service announcements. The PSAs are aimed at fighting the real problem of domestic violence while also improving the NFL’s tarnished image.
As part of the awareness campaign, the NFL is anticipated to roll out the league’s new policy against domestic violence and sexual assault. The strategy includes developing a first response team comprised of officials from the NFL that will be specially trained to handle domestic violence crisis situations. These steps that the NFL is taking will show the public that the league does not tolerate acts of domestic violence committed by its players.
Overall, the campaign is geared toward changing the culture and image of the tainted NFL. Another aspect of the initiative includes necessary training for players, coaches and other employees so that they can identify domestic violence and report it so that it does not continue. The NFL will work in conjunction with the “No More” program whose primary goal is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.
Baltimore County divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles support the NFL’s initiative to address this serious problem that has plagued the league. We are encouraged by the progressive efforts of the league and feel positive that the celebrity PSAs and the overhaul of the NFL’s policies regarding domestic violence will make a difference. The league’s program will allow victims to have a voice and be protected from future acts of domestic and sexual assault.
Baltimore County Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles Represent Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
For more information or assistance with domestic violence in Maryland, contact the Hunt Valley divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles. We understand that these types of issues require sensitive and skilled legal counsel. Our Maryland family law firm represents clients throughout Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, including the areas of Towson, Baltimore, Bel Air, Columbia, Westminster and Essex. Call Huesman, Jones & Miles at (443) 589-0150 or contact us online.