GOCCP Announces $2.3M Effort Focusing on Most Violent Offenders - Southern Maryland Headline News

GOCCP Announces $2.3M Effort Focusing on Most Violent Offenders


St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office to receive $25,000 ; only tri-county agency to receive funds

TOWSON, Md. (June 29, 2011)—The Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention on Tuesday announced it is awarding grants totaling $2,278,175 dollars to 28 local law enforcement agencies under the CSAFE-VPI Program (Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement/Violence Prevention Initiative.)

CSAFE-VPI links local law enforcement agencies with the state Division of Parole and Probation (DPP) and the Dept. of Juvenile Services (DJS) to closely supervise the state's violent criminals who are most likely to re-offend. DPP created a risk assessment tool to identify the most dangerous offenders under supervision. Using specific screening criteria, DPP has identified approximately 2,400 offenders under community-based supervision who had a high propensity for committing future violent crimes, and developed enhanced supervision and containment models to manage these high-risk offenders.

Collaboration and information sharing between the DPP and local law enforcement agencies are the key to this program. Live, accurate and timely data about offenders is provided as crime patterns unfold. This innovative approach brings together federal, state, and local agencies to collaborate and strategize on crime reduction with particular emphasis on removal of the most violent repeat offenders.

The program's focus is to link customized crime strategies with State resources, agencies and institutions. It has been a key factor in the reduction of violent crime in Maryland to record lows.

CSAFE-VPI AWARD RECIPIENTS

Anne Arundel County Health Department: $21,000
Anne Arundel County Police Department: $134,780
Baltimore City Mayor's Office on Criminal Justice : $738,427
Baltimore County Bureau of Substance Abuse: $49,000
Baltimore County Police Department: $137,975
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, Inc.: $10,000
Family & Children's Services of Central MD: $35,000
Denton Police Department: $5,000
Town of Federalsburg: $17,000
Dorchester County Local Management Board: $29,000
Frederick City Police Department: $139,301
Bel Air Police Department: $7,000
Havre de Grace Police Department: $19,000
Harford County Government, Office of Drug Control Policy: $192,514
Montgomery County Police Department: $223,000
Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office: $59,249
City of Seat Pleasant: $11,505
Seat Pleasant Police Department: $37,000
Mount Rainier Police Department: $29,750
Queen Anne's County Community Partnerships for Children and Families: $17,000
Princess Anne Police Department: $31,000
Somerset County State's Attorney's Office: $34,000
St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office: $25,000
Easton Police Department: $11,700
Hagerstown Police Department: $185,974
Pocomoke City Police Department: $11,000
Town of Berlin Police Department: $27,000

Source: Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention

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