Victims of Crime Act Funding Will Aid Providers in Continuing Essential, Remote Services for Victims of Crime in Maryland

News Release, Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services

ANNAPOLIS, MD –The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services today announced $1.8 million in Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) funding allocated for victim service providers to address challenges in serving vulnerable populations in Maryland brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This white paper opportunity makes funding available to state government agencies, local government agencies, and victim service programs run by nonprofit organizations to address immediate needs for victims of crime and victim service providers during the pandemic.

“Victim services are essential services in Maryland always, and especially during this pandemic,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. “The funding made available by our office will allow for service providers to remove obstacles to victim safety, self-sufficiency, and knowledge of resources that can save lives. Our goal for this funding is to support innovations that will benefit Marylanders for years to come.”

The recipients of the $1.8 million VOCA funding include:

Organization NameOrganization Jurisdiction
CASA of Allegany CountyAllegany County
Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc.Allegany County
Jane’s Place, Inc.Allegany County
YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel CountyAnne Arundel County and Annapolis
Araminta Freedom InitiativeBaltimore City
Dayspring Programs, IncBaltimore City
Family & Children’s Services of Central MarylandBaltimore City
House of Ruth Maryland, Inc.Baltimore City
Mercy Medical CenterBaltimore City
Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore CityBaltimore City
St. Francis Neighborhood Center Inc.Baltimore City
Tahirih Justice CenterBaltimore City
The Associated: Jewish Federation of BaltimoreBaltimore City
University of Maryland Medical System FoundationBaltimore City
University of Maryland, Baltimore (c/o ROAR)Baltimore City
Baltimore County Department of Social ServicesBaltimore County
Baltimore County Dept. of Social Services Child Advocacy CenterBaltimore County
Greater Baltimore MedicalBaltimore County
Taylor Wellness Center, Inc.Baltimore County
TurnAround, Inc. Baltimore County/Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County,Inc (FCC)/DOVE Program at Northwest Hospital – Collaborative EffortBaltimore County
Crisis Intervention Center; Safe Harbor ShelterCalvert County
Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation CenterCarroll County
Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll CountyCarroll County
Cecil County MarylandCecil County
Center for Abused PersonsCharles County
LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc.Charles County
Frederick County Maryland Winchester HallFrederick County
Frederick Memorial healthcare SystemFrederick County
Heartly House, Inc.Frederick County
Dove Center (DVSARC, INC)Garrett County
SARC, 20 North Main StreetHarford County
HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc.Howard County
Voices for ChildrenHoward County
Kent County Child Advocacy CenterKent County
Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic AbuseMontgomery County
Community Advocates for Family & Youth (CAFY)Prince George’s County
Community Crisis Services, Inc.Prince George’s County
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Prince George’s County, Inc.Prince George’s County
Maryland Network Against Domestic ViolencePrince George’s County
My Covenant Place, Inc.Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County Department of Social ServicesPrince George’s County
Prince George’s County Dept. Of Family ServicesPrince George’s County
Prince George’s County MarylandPrince George’s County
Southern Md. Center for Family AdvocacySt. Mary’s County
St. Mary’s county Department of Social ServicesSt. Mary’s County
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)Statewide
Department of Human Services/Social Services AdministrationStatewide
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA)Statewide
Pro Bono Counseling Project, Inc.Statewide
CASA of the Mid-ShoreTalbot County
For All Seasons, Inc.Talbot County
Mid-Shore Council on Mid-Shore Council on Family ViolenceTalbot County
Talbot County Children’s Advocacy CenterTalbot County
CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc.Washington County
Life Crisis Center, Inc.Wicomico County
Wicomico Department of Social ServicesWicomico County
Worcester Youth & Family Counseling Services, Inc.Worcester County

Since March, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services has helped grantees utilize more than $550,000 in other existing funds to address community needs that have resulted from COVID-19.

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services developed a webpage to help subrecipients and applicants navigate available funding opportunities and use existing funding to meet needs presented by COVID-19:

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...