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Governor Gives Opening Remarks at Maryland’s Second Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference

April 7th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Governor Larry Hogan today welcomed hundreds of individuals who provide services and support to Marylanders who have been victims of crime at the second statewide Maryland Crime Victims’ Rights Conference at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. The Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention and the Maryland State Board of Victim Services sponsored the daylong event.
The conference provides valuable training and recognizes those who have contributed to the victims’ rights movement in Maryland, and commemorates National Crime Victims’ Rights Week—a weeklong initiative to honor crime victims and those who advocate on their behalf. The 2017 Maryland Crime Victims’ Rights Conference provides opportunities to listen, learn, and network with speakers and peers about all emerging victims’ issues and solutions.
“National Crime Victims’ Rights Week serves as a reminder of the significant progress we have made in securing justice for victims, but at the same time it also emphasizes the need to continue our resolve, and to work together to create a system of justice that restores victims and strengthens communities,” said Governor Hogan. “Together we have already accomplished so much, but there is still much more hard work to be done. To crime victims all across our state, I want you to know that with our administration you have a friend, and a strong supporter in the Governor’s office, who will continue fighting on your behalf each and every day.”
In 2016, Governor Hogan awarded over $46 million in Victims of Crime Act Victim Assistance federal grants, which was given to state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations that provide assistance, services, and treatment for Maryland citizens who have been victims of crime.

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