Carroll County’s Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) have been awarded federal and state grants for new and existing positions focused on domestic violence.
The Carroll County Times reports that federal grants supports anti-domestic violence efforts through the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA):
VAWA grants for $20,000 and $55,453 have been awarded to partially fund one of the records unit technician’s salaries at the Domestic Violence Unit at the Sheriff’s Office and the domestic violence prosecutor at the of the State’s Attorney’s Office’s Special Victims Unit, respectively.
Additional state grants support efforts through the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network (MCIN):
The grant — which comes from the Governor’s Office of Crime, Control and Prevention — is awarding the offices $291,401 to support an analyst position at the CCSO and both an analyst and prosecutor position at the CCSAO in addition to overtime and equipment.
MCIN, a data-sharing system that connects state-funded initiatives from various counties and cities, was organized to complement Gov. Larry Hogan’s measures against gang-related crimes out of Baltimore City.
For more information read The Carroll County Times.