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GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF CRIME CONTROL & PREVENTION

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BUSINESS
Under Executive Director, disbanded in Jan. 2007.

COLLABORATIVE SUPERVISION & FOCUSED ENFORCEMENT (CSAFE) DIVISION
Formed in July 2003; reorganization in Aug. 2007 dispersed its functions to regional offices.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DIVISION
Organized in 2003, Criminal Justice Division oversaw two programs: Criminal Justice, and Local Law Enforcement. It also assisted Cease Fire Council.

In Aug. 2007 reorganization, functions dispersed to regional offices.

EQUAL JUSTICE & POLICY DIVISION
Merged with Youth Services Division to form Juvenile Justice Policy Division on Jan. 31, 2007.

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION
Restructured as Governor's Family Violence Council in Oct. 2008 (Executive Order 01.01.2008.16).

HOTSPOT COMMUNITY INITIATIVES PROGRAM
Initiated in July 1997, HotSpot Community Initiatives Program started as a three-year program. It targeted resources to 36 communities with high levels of crime. Funds supported more police officers, probation agents, nuisance abatement teams, and citizen patrols, as well as after-school activities. By concentrating resources in these areas, State hoped to reduce serious crime by 25 to 35 percent. In 1999, Program was expanded to 26 more neighborhoods.

In 2003, Program was restructured as Collaborative Supervision and Focused Enforcement Program.

JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL
In June 2002, Council reformed as a committee of State Board for Juvenile Justice within Department of Juvenile Justice (Executive Order 01.01.2002.02).

LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROGRAM
In 2001, renamed Criminal Justice Program.

LAW ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM
In 1997, renamed Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Program.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Renamed Information Technology Services in 2005.

METRO REGIONAL OFFICE
Metro Region Office covered Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, and Baltimore City. Office provided access to all public safety fund programs as well as Domestic Violence Unit Pilot Program, Sex Offender Compliance and Enforcement in Maryland Program, and Violence Against Women Act Program.

Functions transferred to Eastern Regional Office and Western Regional Office in Feb. 2011.

PARTNERSHIP FOR A DRUG-FREE MARYLAND
Initiated in May 1991, Partnership was an alliance of Maryland government with private media and advertising professionals to discourage abuse of narcotics and alcohol. With pro bono air time and committed print space, Partnership conducted an aggressive, statewide multimedia campaign against substance abuse.

PLANNING, RESEARCH & LEGISLATIVE SUPPORT DIVISION
Reorganized as Policy, Research, and Training in 2011.

POLICY
Renamed Policy, Research, and Training in July 2011.

POLICY & PLANNING
Under Executive Director, functions absorbed by Planning, Research, and Legislative Support Division in Jan. 2007.

PREVENTION PROGRAM
Renamed Delinquency Prevention Program in 1997.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS, POLICY & RESEARCH DIVISION
Disbanded in July 2003; functions moved to Office of Executive Director.

QUALITY ASSURANCE
Under Administration, phased out in March 2013.

RESEARCH & EVALUATION
Under Executive Director, functions absorbed by Planning, Research, and Legislative Support Division in Jan. 2007.

VICTIMS OF CRIME: POLICY, PLANNING, & SERVICES DIVISION
Renamed Victims of Crime Division in July 2003.

VICTIMS OF CRIME DIVISION
Victims of Crime Division began as Victims of Crime: Policy, Planning, and Services Division and assumed its present name in July 2003. It supported strategic programs to help crime victims. Division administered federal and State grants that assist victims in general and victims of specific crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Grants fund training and technical assistance; policy development and implementation; and victim advocacy. To provide a comprehensive community-coordinated response to violence, Division promoted collaboration among criminal justice agencies and coordination of community services.

In Aug. 2007 reorganization, functions dispersed to regional offices.

YOUTH, JUSTICE, & COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION
In July 2003, reorganized as two divisions: Criminal Justice, and Youth Services.

YOUTH SERVICES DIVISION
On Jan. 31, 2007, merged with Equal Justice and Policy Division to form Juvenile Justice Policy Unit.

YOUTH STRATEGIES
Under Youth Services Division, disbanded in July 2005.

WORK GROUP ON THE IMPLEMENTATION & USE OF BODY-WORN CAMERAS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
Appointed by Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention:
Carlos F. Acosta; Kisha A. Brown, Esq.; Vincent Canales; Michael F. Canning; John M. Fitzgerald; Maj. Jason Johnson; Steven Kroll; Karen J. Kruger; Heather A. Mulloy, Esq.; Victor R. Ramirez; Stephanie J. Robinson, Esq.; David R. Rocah, Esq.; Capt. Michael Wahl.

In Dec. 2014, Work Group submitted its report to Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee and House Judiciary Committee.

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