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 Name Organization Jurisdiction

  • CASA of Allegany County Allegany County
  • Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc. Allegany County
  • Jane’s Place, Inc. Allegany County


  • YWCA of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Anne Arundel County and Annapolis


  • Araminta Freedom Initiative Baltimore City
  • Dayspring Programs, Inc Baltimore City
  • Family & Children’s Services of Central Maryland Baltimore City
  • House of Ruth Maryland, Inc. Baltimore City
  • Mercy Medical Center Baltimore City
  • Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City Baltimore City
  • St. Francis Neighborhood Center Inc. Baltimore City
  • Tahirih Justice Center Baltimore City
  • The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore Baltimore City
  • University of Maryland Medical System Foundation Baltimore City
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore (c/o ROAR) Baltimore City
  • Baltimore County Department of Social Services Baltimore County
  • Baltimore County Dept. of Social Services Child Advocacy Center Baltimore County
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Baltimore 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 Effort Baltimore County


  • Crisis Intervention Center; Safe Harbor Shelter Calvert County


  • Carroll County Advocacy and Investigation Center Carroll County
  • Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County Carroll County


  • Cecil County Maryland Cecil County


  • Center for Abused Persons Charles County
  • LifeStyles of Maryland Foundation, Inc. Charles County


  • Frederick County Maryland Winchester Hall Frederick County
  • Frederick Memorial healthcare System Frederick County
  • Heartly House, Inc. Frederick County


  • Dove Center (DVSARC, INC) Garrett County


  • SARC, 20 North Main Street Harford County


  • HopeWorks of Howard County, Inc. Howard County
  • Voices for Children Howard County


  • Kent County Child Advocacy Center Kent County


  • Greater Washington Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse Montgomery 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 Violence Prince George’s County
  • My Covenant Place, Inc. Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County Dept. Of Family Services Prince George’s County
  • Prince George’s County Maryland Prince George’s County


  • Southern Md. Center for Family Advocacy St. Mary’s County
  • St. Mary’s county Department of Social Services St. Mary’s County


  • Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) Statewide
  • Department of Human Services/Social Services Administration Statewide
  • Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) Statewide
  • Pro Bono Counseling Project, Inc. Statewide


  • CASA of the Mid-Shore Talbot County
  • For All Seasons, Inc. Talbot County
  • Mid-Shore Council on Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence Talbot County
  • Talbot County Children’s Advocacy Center Talbot County


  • CASA Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused, Inc. Washington County


  • Life Crisis Center, Inc. Wicomico County
  • Wicomico Department of Social Services Wicomico 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:

For daily updates on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak and the State of Maryland’s response, please visit the Maryland Department of Health’s Coronavirus Page: