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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $46 Million in Federal Funding for Crime Victims

 Governor Larry Hogan Announces Over $46 Million in Federal Funding for Crime Victims
Funding Will Provide Service and Treatment, Distributed to 99 Agencies Statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that over $46 million in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance 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 VOCA 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 Governor 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.

“Thanks to Governor Hogan’s strong commitment to supporting victims and the increase in grant dollars this year, every single eligible application was funded, including $35.9 million to continue and expand projects and $10.2 million for new projects or services,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

Just last month, Governor 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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