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Md. Governor Announces More Than $46M in Federal Funding for Crime Victims

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced more than $46 million in federal money for Maryland victims of crime. (Photo credit: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Facebook page) Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced more than $46 million in federal money for Maryland victims of crime. (Photo credit: Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Facebook page)

ANNAPOLIS, Md.- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that more than $46 million in federal grants will be awarded to state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide assistance, services, and treatment for Maryland citizens who have been victims of crime.

The governor made the announcement at the Center for Children in La Plata,  a nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to children and their families. He was joined by Steven J. Kelly, chair of the Maryland State Board of Victim Services; Catherine Meyers, executive director of the Center for Children; and other victim advocates.

The Victims of Crime Act victim assistance grants, funded through the U.S. Department of Justice and administered by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention, are used to support services such as crisis intervention, counseling, emergency transportation to court, temporary housing, criminal justice support, and advocacy. 

"Here in Maryland, we are working tirelessly to ensure that victims have the right to information, the right to provide input, the right to receive restitution, and perhaps most importantly, the expectation of being treated with the dignity and respect they deserve," said Hogan. "The more than $46 million we are announcing today will be dedicated to protecting the most vulnerable among us, to improving services for victims, and to providing our citizens with the most basic rights of safety and security."

This year marks an increase in the allotment of VOCA funding to Maryland, and in response, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention commissioned a Statewide Victim Services Needs Assessment to work as a guide for funding decisions, and to ensure that programs and services are fully responsive to the needs of crime victims across Maryland.

Just last month, Hogan announced a total of $2,367,650 in federal Violence Against Women Act grants to fund efforts to help protect women and families from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking crimes. In April, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention sponsored the first-ever Maryland Crime Victims’ Rights Conference to provide valuable training and to recognize those who have contributed to the victims’ rights movement in Maryland.

VOCA Victim Assistance grants are awarded to organizations that provide direct services to a wide array of crime victims. These agencies include sexual assault and rape crisis centers, domestic violence programs and shelters, child abuse programs, mental health services, and programs for underserved victims. Hospitals and emergency medical facilities that offer crisis counseling, forensic examinations, and other victim services are also eligible for the grants. Criminal justice agencies such as police departments or state’s attorneys’ offices use these funds for victim crisis units, victim advocates, victim registration and notification, and victim-witness programs.

A table of the grants can be found below:

2016 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance Grant Program

Jurisdiction

Recipient

Amount

Allegany

Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc.

$369,120

Jane's Place, Inc.

$51,945

Anne Arundel

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

$653,310

Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services

$132,889

Anne Arundel County, Maryland

$203,887

Anne Arundel Medical Center

$312,910

Office of the Secretary of State

$738,824

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center

$109,039

Baltimore City

Associated Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Baltimore

$74,747

Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc.

$2,007,546

Baltimore City Health Department

$487,116

Baltimore Police Department

$120,000

Center for a Healthy Maryland

$67,800

Community Conferencing Center

$167,500

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Baltimore, Inc.

$219,882

Dayspring Programs, Inc.

$179,324

Family & Children's Services of Central MD

$1,995,428

Fusion Partnerships, Inc.

$28,121

House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.

$1,984,351

Kennedy Krieger Institute

$605,199

Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Main Headquarters

$695,399

Marian House, Inc.

$250,954

Maryland Disability Law Center, Inc.

$214,694

Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice (MOCJ)

$933,064

Mercy Medical Center

$319,180

Northwest Citizens Patrol

$112,000

Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

$2,381,124

Roberta's House, Inc.

$963,321

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.

$255,472

Tahirih Justice Center

$145,340

University of Baltimore

$548,757

University of Maryland, Baltimore

$1,349,951

University of Maryland Medical System Foundation

$357,142

Baltimore County

Baltimore County, Maryland

$848,882

CASA of Baltimore County, Inc.

$198,380

Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County, Inc.

$104,873

Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.

$320,490

Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)

$113,762

Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

$525,730

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center - Pediatric Department

$168,020

Northwest Hospital Center

$382,614

Pro Bono Counseling Project, Inc.

$86,325

TurnAround, Inc. (Baltimore County)

$919,261

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

$92,261

Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.

$447,980

Calvert

Calvert County Health Department

$204,153

Caroline

CASA of Caroline, Inc.

$164,593

Carroll

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County

$98,800

Cecil

CASA of Cecil County

$251,309

Cecil County, Maryland

$201,782

Charles

Center for Abused Persons

$503,078

Center for Children, Inc.

$176,365

LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.

$131,828

Dorchester

Cambridge Police Department

$120,000

Frederick

Frederick County, Maryland

$496,951

Frederick Memorial Healthcare System

$371,660

Heartly House, Inc.

$1,011,342

Mental Health Association of Frederick County

$76,279

Garrett

Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center (Dove Center)

$294,004

Garrett County Department of Social Services

$41,560

Harford

Harford County, Maryland

$85,072

Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc. (SARC)

$1,206,618

Howard

HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc.

$963,963

Howard County General Hospital

$253,900

Howard County, Maryland

$350,627

Voices for Children

$44,646

Montgomery

Ayuda

$248,752

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC

$100,000

Child Justice, Inc.

$768,850

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) - Montgomery County Maryland Inc.

$130,500

The Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

$204,202

Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington - Headquarter Office

$135,186

Montgomery County, Maryland

$1,339,832

Prince George's

Community Advocates for Family & Youth

$676,337

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) - Prince George's County, Inc.

$207,152

Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.

$2,418,393

Prince George's County, Maryland

$2,310,709

Prince George's General Hospital (Dimensions Healthcare System)

$724,000

University of Maryland - Ofc. of Research Admin. & Advancement

$287,027

St. Mary's

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital

$187,775

Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy

$820,448

St. Mary's County Department of Social Services

$3,000.00

Walden Sierra, Inc.

$89,188

Talbot

CASA of the Mid-Shore

$138,220

For All Seasons, Inc.

$1,001,857

Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence

$744,992

Talbot County Department of Social Services

$116,948

Washington

CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc.

$450,503

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County, Maryland, Inc.

$50,100

Meritus Medical Center

$50,601

Washington County Department of Social Services

$312,242

Wicomico

Life Crisis Center, Inc.

$900,406

Wicomico County Department of Social Services

$124,501

Worcester

The Cricket Center, Inc.

$77,340

Worcester County Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc.

$113,236

Statewide

Asian Pacific IsIander-Domestic Violence Resource Project

$94,584

Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. (MCASA)

$560,349

Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.

$83,000.00

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

$480,762

Total:

$46,243,436

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