Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police Department Headquarters
**All meeting locations are subject to change.**
No vacancies at this time.
To ensure that all crime victims in the State of Maryland receive justice and are treated with dignity and compassion through comprehensive victim services.
Since 1996 the Board membership consists of twenty-two members representing a broad number of individuals including crime victims, service providers, and representatives from various criminal justice related agencies. 14 of these Board positions are determined by the legislature, 8 are appointed by the Governor. Board members serve five (5) year terms. For more information, please contact ALitecky@goccp.state.md.us.
In 1988, the Maryland General Assembly created the State Board of Victim Services and the position of the Victim Services Coordinator. This was done for the purpose of monitoring, assessing, coordinating and making recommendations concerning state and local efforts to assist victims of crime. The Maryland General Assembly recognized the unique and distinctive needs of crime victims and created the State Board of Victim Services. The Board’s purpose is to ensure that all crime victims in Maryland are treated with dignity, respect and compassion during all phases of the criminal justice process. In 1991, under the authority of GOCCP, the Maryland General Assembly created the Maryland Victims of Crime Fund to provide funding support for victim services. Money for this fund is generated through fees collected by the courts from defendants, and that money is subsequently used to award grants to help crime victims. The State Board then administers the Funds.
In 2007, the Maryland General Assembly amended the MVOC grant program, and added the Legal Services for Crime Victims (LSCV) Fund. The LSCV was created to ensure that the money obtained from unclaimed restitution under § 17-317 (a)(3)(i) of the Commercial Law Article is used for annual grants to provide legal counsel to victims of crime and delinquent acts and to protect the victims' rights as provided by law. Maryland Annotated Code, Criminal Procedure §11-919 (C) (2)
In 2008, GOCCP working in conjunction with the Board, applied for and was awarded Federal funds to expand the Victim Information Notification Everyday (VINE) program to include offenders who are on parole or probation and under the supervision of the Division of Parole and Probation. Soon crime victims will be able to access information and register for notification of status changes for parolees or probationers.
Download the 2012 GOCCP Annual Report in PDF form below:
Download Maryland's Comprehensive State Crime Control and Prevention Plan for 2012 – 2014 below: