Heartly House – Heartly House provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, rape/sexual assault, and child abuse.
24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 301-662-8800
Vinelink – For adult offenders only. Victim Information and Notification Everyday – VINELink can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide the most reliable information for custody status changes and criminal case information. The VINE service provides information by phone, email, TTY, and text message where available. You may also sign up through your participating state, or county’s toll-free number.
VINE Service Number: 866-634-8463
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board – The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. The Board may compensate victims who suffer physical injury for their medical expenses and loss of earnings. In cases of homicide, the Board may assist with funeral expenses and loss of support on the part of the victim’s dependents. 410-585-3010 or 1-888-679-9347 toll free.
Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center – The Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc. (MCVRC) would like to help you by providing you with information, assistance, and support throughout your case proceedings. We help during all phases of the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
MCVRC main office: 301-952-0063 or 877-842-8461
Frederick County: 301-828-1413
The Pro-Bono Counseling Project – Free Therapy may be available to you. Their goal is to make quality mental health care available to those in need.
Call for family, couple and individual counseling: 410-825-1001; 301-805-8191; 877-323-5800
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault- MCASA –The mission of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.
Sexual Assault Legal Institute – SALI – MCASA’s Sexual Assault Legal Institute (SALI) provides comprehensive legal services to survivors of sexual violence statewide, as well as training and technical assistance for professionals working with survivors.
For information, contact SALI directly at 301-565-2277 or at 877-496-SALI
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services – Office of Victim Services
The Office of Victim Services for the supervision agencies of DPSCS cover detainees in booking and detention facilities in Baltimore City, all state operated prisons and pre-release facilities that house convicted offenders, as well as offenders sentenced by the courts to parole and probation or released from the correctional system on parole or mandatory release. Victim Service staff assist victims who have been impacted by the actions of those under our supervision.
Division of Parole and Probation – Victim Services Unit – 410-585-3340
Division of Corrections – Victim Services Unit – 410-585-3348 or 866-606-7789
Maryland Parole Commission – Victim Services Unit – 410-585-3213 or 877-241-5428
The Maryland Sex Offender Registry Website is one of many important tools that families can use to protect themselves, their children, and those they care for from individuals with criminal sexual behaviors. On this site you will be able to find registered sex offenders living and working near you, be notified of registrants’ movements, and explore resources that will help you to prevent and get treatment for sexual abuse.
Maryland Office of the Attorney General – In Maryland, the criminal appeals process requires that crime victims be informed of events related to their cases. The Director of Victim Services notifies crime victims and victims’ family members of court events (appellate arguments, dispositions) related to their case or conviction on appeal. The Director coordinates this information with victim assistance offices in the State’s Attorneys’ Offices and Divisions of Correction and Parole and Probation. The Director is the Attorney General’s representative on the State Board of Victim Services. The Director also answers inquiries from victims and other citizens about victim-related issues, laws, and the criminal justice process.
Director of Victim Services: 410-576-6405 or 888-743-0023
Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County promotes child well-being by providing a child and family focused center to address reports of child maltreatment. We seek to prevent and reduce trauma to children and families using a multi-disciplinary approach to investigation, prosecution, treatment, education and advocacy.
In partnership with the Department of Social Services, law enforcement agencies, the State’s Attorney’s Office, and the Frederick County Government, the CAC offers community education about child well-being, as well as a safe place for children and their non-offending family members to access needed services.
BACA – Bikers Against Child Abuse exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children and to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live.
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland works to empower low-income families and immigrants from diverse backgrounds by promoting self-sufficiency, greater social change, education, and legal rights.
Silver Spring: 301-587-7217