In 2016, there were 115 incidents of domestic related crimes reported in Caroline County, and many more unreported. These crimes, reported and not, impacted the victim, the abuser, their children, extended family, co-workers, friends and communities. Between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, MSCFV served 103 clients and their 132 children in Caroline County. The vast majority of Caroline County family violence victims who come to MSCFV are women (94%). 73% are Caucasian, 18 % are African American, and 11% are Hispanic. Most victims are between 26 and 45 years old and have at least one child. More than half of victims (54 percent) have left their abusive partner at least once before. against women is something we can all agree is wrong. 

As the elected State’s Attorney for our county who prosecutes all felony crimes against persons in Caroline County, Mr. Joseph A. Riley sees the impact of this violence on the individuals, their children and their communities. 

Mr. Riley is committed to helping victims leave the violence and take their journey's of strength.

We need to raise awareness about these acts of violence and let the victims know, we see you, we hear you, and we want to help you.

Joseph A. Riley

The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® campaign is an event dedicated to helping end rape, sexual assault, and gender violence. On April 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Martin Sutton Park in Ridgely the Caroline County State Attorney's Office will be walking to show that as a community, we are committed to ending this cycle of violence against women. State Attorney General Joe Riley has invited a group of fun-loving, brave and hopefully strong-ankled men will be taking this mile-long walk in high heels, and you are invited to join them.

We hope you join our State Attorney, Joseph A. Riley, and his team, rain or shine, as we use our heels to heal and 'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.®' 

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is licensed by Frank Baird and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, a Venture Humanity, Inc. Project. More information on this program can be found at

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