Prince George's County Office of Human Rights Outreach Programs

2022 NACo Achievement Award Winner

Prince George's County, Md., MD

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About the Program

Category: Community and Economic Development (Best in Category)

Year: 2022

The Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights (OHR) works to actively engage our community by providing meaningful content and opportunities for learning and growth. The OHR’s Outreach and Engagement Division and its Human Trafficking Division each create understanding of critical human rights issues and foster understanding across diverse peoples. In doing so, not only does the agency create a preventive stance against human rights violations, but also decreases incidents of hate, bias, and violence while strengthening our collective community. The OHR provides opportunities for residents of our County, region, and nation to learn and engage on human trafficking, among other issues, and to see themselves reflected and learn from people whose backgrounds, life experiences, and identities vary from their own. The programming through the OHR provides dynamic community engagement through strong partnerships with inter-and intra-governmental agencies, outside organizations and stakeholders, and residents of Prince George’s County, always working together to weave the rich tapestry that is Prince George’s County.