Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention Announces More than $25,000 in State Funding

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention announced Fiscal Year 2018 funding to support 2-1-1 Maryland in its efforts to serve Maryland citizens, including those who have been incarcerated and are preparing for reentry into the community. By dialing 2-1-1, Marylanders are connected to more than 5,000 health and human services-related programs, including substance abuse and addiction services, child protective services, domestic violence counseling, legal aid, reentry programs, and much more. Services are provided in more than 180 languages and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through an online database and telephone hotline.

“Our administration is committed to helping Marylanders connect more easily to the vital resources they need to improve their quality of life,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “By working with our local, state, and federal partners, we are able to provide quality services that improve public safety, while helping those most in need.”

2-1-1 Maryland is made possible through the partnership of Community Crisis Services, Inc., the Life Crisis Center, the Mental Health Association, and the United Way of Central Maryland. The service receives funding through the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG) administered to 2-1-1 Maryland through the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.

“Connecting Marylanders with up-to-date resources that keep them safe and improve their lives is a significant component of what this office does,” said Glenn Fueston, Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention. “2-1-1 Maryland is an extremely valuable tool for advancing that effort, including assisting those seeking human services information, and those seeking substance and abuse and addiction services.”

If you are in need of assistance, dial 2-1-1. To search the online database of service providers, please visit 211md.org.

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The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention serves as a coordinating office that advises the governor on criminal justice strategies. The office plans, promotes, and funds efforts with government entities, private organizations, and the community to advance public policy, enhance public safety, reduce crime and juvenile delinquency, and serve victims.

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