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The State Board of Victim Services is celebrating this special inaugural event by honoring those who have contributed to the crime victims’ rights movement over the past 30 years.
The Governor’s Victim Assistance Awards Luncheon is held each year to show appreciation and recognition to an individual, agency, organization or group who does meritorious work on behalf of crime victims or in furtherance of the crime victims’ movement in Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding work done in the area of victim advocacy and services that exceeds expected work responsibilities, and exemplifies a high level of commitment and dedication to the field of victims’ rights and services and to the victims themselves. This year’s awards reflect the period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.
In 2012, the Governor signed into law House Bill 766 (Chapter 678 of the Laws of Maryland 2012) which requires the Governor annually to proclaim April 3 as Crime Victims and Advocates Commemorative Day to give recognition to individuals in the State who have become crime victims and to honor the advocates who serve those victims. Additionally, the law requires the Governor to take appropriate steps to publicize Crime Victims and Advocates Commemorative Day. April 3 was chosen as the date for the commemorative day in memory of Stephanie Roper, who was murdered on that day in 1982 and whose family members established the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc.
Tickets must be purchased by Wednesday, March 27, 2013 and may not be purchased at the door.
Payment may be made via credit card (preferred) or by check. If paying by check, choose "Show other payment options" on the order page. Check payments must be received by March 27, 2013.
If you have questions regarding the luncheon, please contact Lauren O'Malley at 410-821-2881 or email@example.com
Download the 2012 GOCCP Annual Report in PDF form below:
Download Maryland's Comprehensive State Crime Control and Prevention Plan for 2012 – 2014 below: