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Grants Awarded to Improve Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

For immediate release:
November 26, 2018
Contact:
Walinda “Linda” West walinda.west@maryland.gov
443-223-1048 (cell)

Grants Awarded to Improve Child Abuse and Neglect Investigations

Grants are Part of Federal Children’s Justice Act Funds

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) today announced more than $250,000 in funding from the federal Children’s Justice Act (CJAC) grant program. Funding is awarded to organizations and law enforcement agencies to improve the investigation, prosecution, and judicial handling of cases of child abuse and neglect, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation.

“These grants have a tremendous impact in our communities,” said V. Glenn Fueston, Jr., GOCCP Executive Director. “This funding can assist with training or other administrative costs, allowing awardees to focus their funds in more strategic ways to protect children from abuse and neglect.”

Grants were awarded to the following entities:

Anne Arundel County Police Department – $2,143
Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Inc. – $4,715
Baltimore County Department of Social Services – $3,135
Caroline County Department of Social Services – $3,520
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office – $2,016
Center for Children, Inc. – $5,137
Community Advocates for Family & Youth – $31,668
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Allegany County, Inc. – $23,387
Court Appointed Special Advocate Program of Baltimore, Inc. – $17,820
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Caroline, Inc. – $7,098
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Harford County, Inc. – $7,098
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Montgomery County, Inc.- $10,000
Court Appointed Special Advocate of Prince George’s County, Inc. – $17,778
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County, Inc. – $1,980
Howard County Police Department – $6,728
Maryland CASA Association, Inc. – $18,425
Maryland Children’s Alliance – $12,000
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services – $71,696
Talbot County Department of Social Services – $3,842
The Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County MD Inc. – $3,088
University of Maryland Baltimore – $23,223
This is the 14th year of the grant. Since the program began in 2004, more than $3 million has been awarded from the program.

Information about the federal CJAC program may be found here. Information about the state program may be found here.

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