Local Organizations Receive State Grants To Improve Child Abuse Investigations

Local Organizations Receive State Grants To Improve Child Abuse Investigations

County CASA, Tree House Child Advocacy Center among recipients

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The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention on Monday awarded more than $250,000 in grants to 21 organizations across the state, including two in Montgomery County.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Montgomery County received $10,000, and the Tree House Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County Maryland Inc. received $3,088 in funding intended to improve the investigation, prosecution and judicial handling of child abuse and neglect cases, particularly child sexual abuse and exploitation cases, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

The largest amount of funding was given to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, which received $71,696.

“These grants have a tremendous impact in our communities,” GOCCP Executive Director V. Glenn Fueston Jr. said in the press release. “This funding can assist with training or other administrative costs, allowing awardees to focus their funds in more strategic ways to protect children from abuse and neglect.”

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