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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





Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc.


Jane's Place, Inc.


Anne Arundel

YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County


Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services


Anne Arundel County, Maryland


Anne Arundel Medical Center


Office of the Secretary of State


University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center


Baltimore City

Associated Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Baltimore


Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc.


Baltimore City Health Department


Baltimore Police Department


Center for a Healthy Maryland


Community Conferencing Center


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


Dayspring Programs, Inc.


Family & Children's Services of Central MD


Fusion Partnerships, Inc.


House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.


Kennedy Krieger Institute


Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Main Headquarters


Marian House, Inc.


Maryland Disability Law Center, Inc.


Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice (MOCJ)


Mercy Medical Center


Northwest Citizens Patrol


Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City


Roberta's House, Inc.


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.


Tahirih Justice Center


University of Baltimore


University of Maryland, Baltimore


University of Maryland Medical System Foundation


Baltimore County

Baltimore County, Maryland


CASA of Baltimore County, Inc.


Conflict Resolution Center of Baltimore County, Inc.


Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.


Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC)


Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center - Pediatric Department


Northwest Hospital Center


Pro Bono Counseling Project, Inc.


TurnAround, Inc. (Baltimore County)


University of Maryland, Baltimore County


Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.



Calvert County Health Department



CASA of Caroline, Inc.



Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County



CASA of Cecil County


Cecil County, Maryland



Center for Abused Persons


Center for Children, Inc.


LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.



Cambridge Police Department



Frederick County, Maryland


Frederick Memorial Healthcare System


Heartly House, Inc.


Mental Health Association of Frederick County



Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center (Dove Center)


Garrett County Department of Social Services



Harford County, Maryland


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



HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc.


Howard County General Hospital


Howard County, Maryland


Voices for Children





Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, DC


Child Justice, Inc.


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


The Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)


Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington - Headquarter Office


Montgomery County, Maryland


Prince George's

Community Advocates for Family & Youth


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


Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.


Prince George's County, Maryland


Prince George's General Hospital (Dimensions Healthcare System)


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


St. Mary's

MedStar St. Mary's Hospital


Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy


St. Mary's County Department of Social Services


Walden Sierra, Inc.



CASA of the Mid-Shore


For All Seasons, Inc.


Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence


Talbot County Department of Social Services



CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc.


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


Meritus Medical Center


Washington County Department of Social Services



Life Crisis Center, Inc.


Wicomico County Department of Social Services



The Cricket Center, Inc.


Worcester County Youth and Family Counseling Services, Inc.



Asian Pacific IsIander-Domestic Violence Resource Project


Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. (MCASA)


Maryland Crime Victims' Resource Center, Inc.


Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence




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