Office of the United States Attorney-District of Maryland
Anti-Gang Strategy Competitive Awards
Period of Performance: January 1, 2009 thru June 30, 2010
Baltimore City Housing
Program Abstract: Award provides funding for two (2) Youth Advocates positions that will provide responsible for providing intervention services to meet the needs of the youths and their parents or guardians identified as affiliated or involved with gang by the Baltimore City School Police, BPD or DJS.
Program Contact: Elizabeth Smith, Director of Community Services, tel. 410-361-9588, email: Elizabeth.Smith@baltimorecity.gov
Baltimore Police Department
Program Abstract: Funds are provided for two (2) Outreach Workers hired through the Living Classrooms Foundation and assigned to the Eastern & Western Districts to assist youth and families in accessing community-based services targeting gang prevention solutions. Funds are also provided overtime for enforcement efforts of the Violent Crime Impact Division (VCID) and to purchase equipment specific to the Department’s suppression strategies including ballistics shields and desktop computers.
Program Contact: Sheryl Goldstein, Director Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, tel. (410) 396-4950, email: Sheryl.Goldstein@baltimorecity.gov
Program Abstract: Funds are provided to assist with ongoing gang enforcement & suppression initiatives to include equipment, rental vehicles for surveillance, officer overtime and training and, to establish outreach programs targeting female associates of known gang members.
Program Contact: Sgt. Dave Biser, Cumberland PD, tel. 301-759-6531, email: C135@allconet.org
Frederick City PD
Program Abstract: Funds were awarded for a specialized camera system for targeted neighborhoods, enhanced lighting to assist in prevention & detection efforts, overtime for agency personnel to expand the GREAT program in the elementary and middle schools. Funds were also providing for a county-wide School Administrator training on gang awareness and to extend this awareness to families
Program Contact: Lt. Dennis Dudley, Frederick PD, tel. 301-600-1206, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Abstract: Funds were provided for Sheriff’s Deputies to conduct GREAT training, handle enforcement/suppression efforts and to assist implementing a Youth Division Explorer program with education materials and transportation. Funds also support a contract with Inner County Outreach, a non-profit organization and community services arm of a local church to provide an intervention program to get youth and young adults away from gangs and illegal gang activities.
Program Contact: Joe Ryan, Manager Office of Drug Policy, tel. 410-638-3333, email: email@example.com
Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute
Program Abstract: This Award provides for a contractual employee to develop a model gang-related training program for use by community leaders and citizens and to also conduct training-for-trainers to facilitate community–based training by law enforcement agencies throughout the State.
Program Contact: Pat Sill, Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, tel. 410- 875-3421, email: Psill@dpscs.state.md.us
Program Abstract: This award supports a gang suppression, intervention and prevention initiative through the coordinated efforts of three (3) County Agencies; overtime for the Police Department for specialized gang investigation training, prevention and suppression; enhanced computer & communication capabilities for the State’s Attorney’s Gang Prosecution Unit and; funding for services from the County Health and Human Services Office for gang intervention services.
Program Contact: Susanne Martin, Grants Manager, Montgomery County PD, tel. 240-773-5208, email: Susanne.Martin@montgomerycountymd.gov
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office
Program Abstract: Funds are provided to hire a gang analyst and an investigator to coordinate with law enforcement regarding gang related investigations and prosecutions. Funds are also provided for GIS mapping software, computer equipment and training in intelligence gathering and analysis.
Program Contact: Jackie Rhone, Budget Director Prince George County State’s Attorney’s Office, tel. 301-952-3934, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington County Sheriff’s Office
Program Abstract: Funds are provided to hire a full-time gang crime analyst to assist in ongoing initiatives throughout Washington County. The Gang Analyst began publishing a bi-monthly “Patrol Report” which is disseminated to Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Hagerstown PD patrol personnel, parole & probation, Washington County Detention Center personnel as well as to the Western MD Information Center. The Report emphasizes validated member of Security Threat Group’s (STG), officer safety and identifiers addressed by the Unit.
Program Contact: John Brown, Quartermaster, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, tel. 240-313-2867, email: email@example.com
Wicomico County Partnership for Families & Children
Program Abstract: Provides funding for a partial off set of the costs of a program coordinator and for implementing a specialized gang intervention program within the Wicomico/Salisbury area. The program consists of job readiness training & placement, street outreach, educational assessments and support to attain certificates and degrees as well as leadership development, counseling and case management.
Program Contact: Beverly Ward, Program Coordinator, Wicomico county Partnership for Families & Children, tel. 410-546-5400, ext. 13, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office
Program Abstract: Funds are provided for gang suppression & enforcement efforts for both the Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury PD to include funding for enhanced gang training those agencies as well as the States Attorney’s Office. Also funded is a contractual; consultant to provide gang intelligence for the agencies; establish a graffiti removal program and a gang hotline.
Program Contact: Capt. Mike Elliott, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, tel. 410-548-4892, ext. 202, email: email@example.com