NEWS FROM: GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION

For immediate release:

October 24, 2016

Contact:

Michael Preston  michaelw.preston@maryland.gov

410-697-9382

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Aid for Abused and Neglected Children

Maryland Awards $267,798 for Services for Young Victims

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today announced a total of $267,798 in grant funding to 17 Maryland organizations to improve treatment and services for children who have suffered abuse and neglect. The funding is from grants under the federal Children’s Justice Act Committee (CJAC) grant program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This funding is administered by the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

The CJAC, a federally mandated task force, completes a comprehensive assessment every three years and makes funding recommendations to the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. The goal is to protect vulnerable children while gathering evidence to be used to prosecute suspected abusers.

“Our administration is committed to helping all victims of these horrific crimes, especially the most vulnerable among us, which means making sure professionals are able to deliver the best services possible,” said Governor Hogan. “We all must work together to ensure the safety and well-being of our children, and these grants will help to do just that.”

“These grants provide much-needed funding to agencies protecting our community’s most precious assets: our children,” said Glenn Fueston, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

The organizations selected to receive grants will develop and implement programs to ensure prompt and successful resolution of civil and criminal court proceedings or enhance the effectiveness of judicial and administrative action in child abuse and neglect cases, including child sexual abuse.

A full list of grantees is below.

2016 Maryland CJAC Awards

JurisdictionAgency2016 Award
Baltimore CityBaltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc.$10,167
Baltimore CityCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Baltimore, Inc.$36,804
Baltimore CityUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore$33,564
Baltimore CountyBaltimore County, Maryland$4,068
Baltimore CountyMaryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services$64,636
Baltimore CountyMaryland CASA Association, Inc.$25,255
Carroll CountyCarroll County Sheriff’s Office$3,714
Charles CountyCenter for Children, Inc.$2,010
Garrett CountyGarrett County Department of Social Services$3,740
Harford CountyCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Harford County, Inc.$14,643
Howard CountyVoices for Children$4,971
Montgomery CountyPrimary Care Coalition of Montgomery County$11,554
Montgomery CountyCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – Montgomery County Maryland, Inc.$5,000
Prince George’s CountyCommunity Advocates for Family & Youth$29,380
Prince George’s CountyCourt Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – Prince George’s County, Inc.$12,880
Talbot CountyTalbot County Department of Social Services$3,908
Washington CountyWashington County Department of Social Services$1,504
                                             TOTAL$267,798

About the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention serves as a coordinating office that advises the governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.