Crime Prevention Resources for Maryland Neighborhoods

Crime Prevention Resources for Maryland Neighborhoods


Funding is a major component in community crime prevention programs.  In order to sustain community crime prevention programs, coordinators need to constantly look for money.  You can search for funding availability at the following websites.

Funding Currently Available

Community Events and Trainings Calendar

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April 2014 Events & Trainings

There are currently no special events or trainings scheduled for this month.

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Special Events

The special events calendar allows law enforcement agencies, service providers, civic organizations, community groups and others to post dates of crime prevention and awareness initiatives, and meetings throughout Maryland.

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Community Crime Prevention Training

If you are law enforcement or a service provider visit our training website for available crime prevention trainings. Trainings open to the general public will be posted on this site. Please submit upcoming training opportunities for community members.

Picture Gallery

National Night Out - Park Heights

Pictures speak a thousand words. Show all of Maryland the highlights of your community's crime prevention initiative, such as National Night Out, Citizens on Patrol, and other initiatives.

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Making A Difference

Model Programs

Some of the best practices in crime prevention will be showcased. Crime affects everyone and many people are involved in crime prevention programs that have made an impact on the quality of life in their neighborhoods. Remember, preventing crime is everyone’s responsibility.

Celebrate Safe Communities  

The National Crime Prevention Council, in partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association, and with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, has launched a new annual celebration to further tap the talents of crime fighters everywhere.

Neighborhood Connection: The Virtual Watch

This is a message board for citizens to share crime prevention related information.

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National Crime Prevention Events


Community organizations, non-profits, businesses, schools, churches, and individuals can bring awareness to their communities by sponsoring events that correlate with the monthly awareness campaign of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) and other organizations.

Stalking Awareness Month

Calendar icon January

Stalking Awareness Month

3.4 million people over the age of 18 are stalked each year. Use this campaign to educate residents, employees, students, and others on what to do if they feel they are being stalked. You can find resources at the following websites.

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human Trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, involves the exploitation of persons for commercial sex.  These criminal activities are growing at a fast pace and it is estimated that 100,000 children are considered "at risk" status per year.  The average age of girls who are "targeted" and enter is between 12 and 14 while the average age of rescued victims is 16 to 17.  Use this month to educate those most vulnerable to this hideous crime.  You can find resources at the following websites.

Calendar icon February

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Teen Dating Violence (DV) Prevention and Awareness Month is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen relationships and to promote prevention programs. Learn more about this campaign from the links below.

Calendar icon March

National Youth Violence Prevention Week

The National Association of Students Against Violence Everywhere (S A V E) and The Guidance Group are proud to be founding partners of the National Youth Violence Prevention Campaign. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and to educate students, teachers, school administrators, counselors, school resource officers, school staff, parents, and the public on effective ways to prevent or reduce youth violence. You can find resources at the websites below.

Calendar icon April

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence affects people of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds. Nearly 20 percent of the population has experienced some form of sexual assault in their lifetime, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Justice. You can find resources to raise public awareness about sexual violence at the following websites.

Child Abuse PreventionChild Abuse Prevention Month

Each one of us can play a part in promoting the social and emotional well-being of children and families in our community.  You can find resources to raise public awareness about child abuse at the following websites.

Calendar icon May

May 25th – National Missing Children's Day

National Missing Children's Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency, and the need for everyone to pay close attention to the posters and photographs of missing children. You can find resources at the following websites.

Calendar icon June

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month

National Internet Safety Month

The Internet offers an array of entertainment and educational resources for children but also presents some risks. The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) is committed to helping all audiences including kids, parents, guardians, law-enforcement officers, and educators to  learn the aspects of Internet safety.  NCMEC urges you to do one of the single most important things to promote safety: talk to kids about the rewards and risks of Internet use.  You can find resources at the following websites. 

Calendar icon August

First Tuesday in August – National Night Out

National Night Out is a crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. The National Night Out Campaign involves citizens, neighborhood associations and local officials. This event is designed to do the following:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
  • Generate support for and participation in local anticrime programs.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police and community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

You can find resources at the following website.

Calendar icon September

National Internet Safety Day

This is a national campaign use to create awareness about Internet and computer safety. Internet Safety Day or ISD is a day to create awareness about Internet and computer safety. This month was chosen to coincide with millions of children and teens just getting back to school. You can find resources at the following websites.

Calendar icon October

National Crime Prevention Month

October has become the official month for recognizing community efforts to create safer, more caring communities. The month-long celebration spotlights successful crime prevention efforts on the local, state, and national levels. You can find resources at the following website.

Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became a special week when a range of activities were conducted at the local, state, and national levels.

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