Maryland State Board of Victim Services

Next Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Anne Arundel County Police Department Headquarters

2014 Maryland State Board of Victim Services Meetings

Maryland State Board of Victim Services Meeting Planner 2014

Maryland State Board of Victim Services Standing and Ad Hoc Committees 2014


  • Feb 5th – Cancelled
  • March 5th – Anne Arundel County Police Department HQ
  • May 7th – Anne Arundel County Police Department HQ
  • July 9th – Anne Arundel County Police Department HQ
  • September 10th – Anne Arundel County Police Department HQ
  • November 5th – Anne Arundel County Police Department HQ


**All meeting locations are subject to change.**

State Board Vacancies

No vacancies at this time.

Mission Statement

To ensure that all crime victims in the State of Maryland receive justice and are treated with dignity and compassion through comprehensive victim services.

Board Membership

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.

List of Members

History

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.

What We Do

Do not depend solely on VINE or any other single service for your protection. Please contact your local State's Attorney's Office for additional notification information that may be available in your area.

Publications

Office of the Governor