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The Center for Abused Persons (CAP) is a private non-profit agency dedicated to reducing the prevalence and impact of interpersonal violence within Charles County. CAP offers a broad range of services that aim to support adults and adolescents affected by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and/or childhood sexual abuse. Services include 24-hour crisis hotline, individual counseling, victim advocacy, support groups, abuse intervention programming, and community education.


Annette, Executive Director

Patricia, LMSW, Counselor

Bridgette, LGPC, Counselor

Sherry, LGPC, Counselor

Telia, Program Coordinator

Vacant, Community Outreach Specialist

Lesley, Hotline Supervisor

Deborah, Hotline Counselor

Lucille, Hotline Counselor

Tarik, Hotline Counselor

Katie, Hotline Counselor

Breanna, Hotline Counselor


The Board of Directors is always looking for individuals willing to lend their expertise with strategic planning, fundraising, raising community awareness, and the criminal-legal system. If you're interested in joining our board, please contact Annette Gilbert-Jackson at 301-645-8994. To contact the Board of Directors directly, please contact

2023-2024 Board Members:

Neal Bankenstein, President

Roz Manley, Vice-President

Dianne Richardson, Secretary

Linda Stocks, Treasure

Hakim Burgess

Andrew Coulby

Aleata Dawkins

Joseph Evans

Leonard Thomas

Shellee Stine

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