Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh to Keynote Maryland Works 10th Annual Employment Awards

10/18/17

Brian E. Frosh

Maryland Works, Inc. will be hosting the 10th Annual Employment Awards Luncheon and special morning presentation on the “State of the State: Employment of People with Disabilities” on Tuesday,

November 7, 2017 at the Marriott BWI Airport Hotel. The morning presentation is from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. followed by the Awards Ceremony Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Keynote will be provided by Attorney General Brian E. Frosh. Under Attorney General Frosh, Maryland became the first state in the nation to issue guidance prohibiting discriminatory profiling by law-enforcement. The Attorney General's guidance declares definitively that race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability and religion cannot be factors in routine police activity. Attorney General Frosh is focused on safeguarding vulnerable populations, including nursing home residents, people with disabilities, victims of lead-paint poisoning, low wage earners and members of minority groups who can be subjects of abuse. He is investigating and prosecuting wrongdoing at all levels involving these and other groups. Prior to his current office, he served in the Maryland General Assembly for 28 years, including 12 as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where he led the effort to pass gun safety legislation that has been called some of the toughest and most effective in the nation. He also increased protections for victims of domestic violence and expanded the state's DNA database to help police catch criminals.

The 10th Annual Employment Awards is Maryland's premier event to recognize and celebrate advancement of employment, economic development and business ownership opportunities achieved by people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

The morning presentation on the “State of the State: Employment of People with Disabilities” will include a panel of experts addressing the current state and national status of employment of people with disabilities. The Panel will include leaders from the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).

Maryland Works, Inc. is a statewide membership association that expands employment and business ownership opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.

If you would like additional information regarding the event or Maryland Works, please contact Bob Hofmann or Jay Stewart at 410-381-8660.

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