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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Funding to Fight Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Crimes

More Than $2 Million in Federal Grants Distributed to 57 Agencies Statewide

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention has awarded 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. This federal funding comes from the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice, and is authorized by the Violence Against Women Act.

“Our administration is committed to protecting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and these resources will provide critical treatment and support that can make a real difference,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “I encourage all Marylanders to join with us in fighting to prevent these crimes and providing support and care for all victims.”

The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in 2013 and is a grant that allocates its funding to services, training, law enforcement officers, and prosecutors. State agencies are encouraged to forge lasting partnerships with the criminal justice system and victim advocacy organizations, and to look beyond traditional resources by partnering with community and faith-based organizations to respond more vigorously to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.

“The grants we are announcing today are a crucial part of our state’s continuing efforts to combat domestic violence, sexual assault, and other violent crimes against women, and to hold offenders accountable,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “Organizations across the state—from our courts and state’s attorneys’ offices, to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations—will use this funding to protect victims and help families rebuild their lives.”

A table of the Violence Against Women Act grants can be found below:

Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors (S*T*O*P) Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Awards for 2016

Jurisdiction Agency 2016 Award
Allegany County Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc. $52,326
Anne Arundel County


Office of the Secretary of State $22,632
Department of Family Administration $114,529
YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County $14,850
Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office $20,000
University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center $14,480
Baltimore City


Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City $110,500
Associated Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Baltimore $35,000
Mercy Medical Center $26,733
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc. $17,685
Center for a Healthy Maryland $5,000
House of Ruth Maryland, Inc. $184,634
Baltimore Police Department $80,000
Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc. $25,986
Tahirih Justice Center $29,159
Legal Aid Bureau, Inc., Main Headquarters $45,000
Family & Children’s Services of Central MD $53,807
THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore $15,000
Baltimore County


Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office $58,907
Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) $27,000
Baltimore County Department of Social Services $22,727
Northwest Hospital Center $29,055
TurnAround, Inc. (Baltimore County) $72,947
Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Inc. $58,880
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc. $24,300
Calvert County Calvert County Sheriff’s Office $48,159
Carroll County


Carroll County Sheriff’s Office $20,000
Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office $49,378
Westminster Police Department $25,000
Cecil County Cecil County Department of Social Services $22,000
Charles County Center for Abused Persons $9,850
LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. $6,000
Frederick County


Frederick County Sheriff’s Office $9,659
Frederick Memorial Healthcare System $20,126
Heartly House, Inc. $38,205
Garrett County Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Resource Center (Dove Center) $19,735
Garrett County Sheriff’s Office $35,000
Harford County Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Inc. (SARC) $37,152
Howard County


Howard County, Maryland $45,000
HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc. $54,413
Howard County General Hospital $9,518
Montgomery County


Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office $60,000
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office $42,000
Montgomery County, Maryland $30,000
Prince George’s County Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. $25,000
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office $95,000
St. Mary’s County Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy $22,300
Talbot County Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence $99,574
For All Seasons, Inc. $20,000
Washington County Hagerstown Police Department $20,000
CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc. $59,837
Wicomico County Life Crisis Center, Inc. $29,000
Worcester County Atlantic General Hospital Corporation $18,000
Statewide Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence $89,139
Asian Pacific IsIander-Domestic Violence Resource Project $10,000
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc. (MCASA) $104,054
Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington – Headquarter Office $33,414
TOTAL $2,367,650

In addition to the $2,367,650, a total of $133,181 will be awarded to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Inc.

Please note that while some agencies are located in a particular county, they serve numerous jurisdictions. For example, the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence is located in Talbot County, but it serves numerous Eastern Shore counties.



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