News Release, Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Today, the Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet and the Children and Youth Division of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services announced more than $18 million in statewide grant awards for FY 2021 to Maryland’s Local Management Boards. Local Management Boards are community-based organizations serving 23 counties in Maryland, and Baltimore City, focused on improving outcomes for Maryland’s children and their families.
“Local Management Boards are crucial to accomplishing Governor Larry Hogan’s vision for a safer Maryland as our eyes and ears at the local level,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, and Chair of Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet. “Local Management Boards focus on the varying needs and challenges facing the communities where we all live, work, and raise our families and this collaborative partnership allows us to address those needs and challenges in meaningful ways.”
Using the Results-Based Accountability framework to identify, evaluate, and develop the programs and strategies needed to address local community needs and provide resources for children and families in their jurisdiction, Local Management Boards bring together local child-serving agencies, child providers, youth, families, and communities to make decisions about priorities and how resources are deployed to address local needs.
Funding for FY 2021 is available to Local Management Boards to address one or more Children’s Cabinet priorities that are aligned with Governor Hogan’s strategic vision. Those priorities include: increasing trauma-informed services and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs); reducing the impact of parental incarceration on children, youth, families, and communities; reducing youth homelessness; improving outcomes for disconnected and opportunity youth; reducing childhood hunger; increasing opportunities for diversion from the juvenile justice system; and preventing out-of-state placements.
|Local Management Board||Award Amount|
|Anne Arundel County||$1,241,252|
|Prince George’s County||$1,724,396|
|Queen Anne’s County||$335,286|
|St. Mary’s County||$401,718|
Additionally, Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet will provide $1.4 million in funding to support Local Care Team Coordinators, who ensure youth with intensive needs receive comprehensive support services.