ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) today announced $500,000 in awards to assist public and nonprofit agencies in addressing the specific needs of victims who are survivors of homicide.
The funding may be used to establish or expand services for survivors; personnel; operating costs; equipment; or other necessary expenses.
“The needs of survivors of homicide are complex, resulting from the trauma sustained,” said GOCCP Executive Director, V. Glenn Fueston, Jr. “While no amount of money can bring back a loved one, the awards support those organizations that help the survivors in the tough days ahead as they adjust to a new normal.”
Awards were made to the following groups:
• YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County – $25,665
• Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc. – $30,000
• Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City – $50,604
• Generations Family Services, Inc. – $26,000
• Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program of Baltimore, Inc. – $9,350
• Roberta’s House, Inc. – $101,277
• Pro Bono Counseling Project, Inc. – $39,277
• Cold Truth, Inc. – $12,500
• Community Advocates for Family & youth – $72,014
• Life Crisis Center, Inc. – $15,717
• Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. – $100,596
• Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – $17,000
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.