Local Orgs Receive $512,850 in Fed Funds for Crime Victim Services

CALIFORNIA, Md. (November 11, 2011)—The Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention (GOCCP) recently announced it is awarding $7,623,460 in federal grants to help provide services for victims of violent crime in Maryland. The funds come to the state from the U.S. Justice Department, through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

The following organizations in the tri-county area received grants:

-- Calvert County Health Department's Crisis Intervention Center received $95,419 for Victims of Crime Services.

-- Center for Abused Persons, in Charles County, received $46,823 for their Domestic Violence Victim Services Program (VOCA) and $104,660 for their Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Program (VOCA).

-- Center for Children, Inc., in Charles County, received $59,200 for Child Abuse Trauma Recovery Therapy Program for Child Abuse Victims and Non-offending Parents.

-- Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy, in St. Mary's County, received $127,441 for their Victims of Crime Legal Assistance Program.

-- Walden Sierra, Inc., in St. Mary's County, received $79,307 for Integrated Victim Services.

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