Why A Support Program?
If you are a victim or witness to a crime, it can take a toll on your well-being. Support groups and other resources are available to offer any help that you need. Review the list below for a support program that fits your needs.
If you need immediate help, call 911.
"One of the most common difficulties of survivors is related to feelings of being completely alone. Exposure to other individuals in support groups who have gone through the same experience will provide a great sense of relief for survivors." (From the Parents of Murdered Children training manual)
Baltimore County Bad Check Restitution Program
The Bad Check Restitution Program assists local businesses in recovering losses from bad checks.
Battered Women Resources
24 Hour Crisis Hotline – Baltimore and Carroll County
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline
Baltimore County State's Attorney Family Violence Unit
The Family Violence Unit handles the initial case preparation of all domestic violence cases and the trial of most circuit court cases.
Families of Homicide and Drunk Driving Fatality Victims
Monthly support group
Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides financial assistance for innocent victims of crime.
Information regarding the Maryland court system.
Maryland Judiciary Case Search
Provides a searchable database of Maryland court cases.
Maryland Inmate Locator
Learn the location of inmates housed in Division of Correction facilities.
Maryland Sex Offender Registry Search
Locate registered sex offenders in your area.
Maryland Victim's Rights Compliance – Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention
If you are a victim of crime in Maryland and need more information about your rights, call the Compliance Line.
Prevent Child Abuse America
Assistance for abused children and families, support groups and speakers' bureau.
VINELink Case and Offender Search
This service allows crime victims to obtain timely and reliable information about criminal cases and the custody status of offenders 24 hours a day. Victims and other concerned citizens can also register to be notified by phone, email or TTY device when an offender's custody status changes.
Revised August 4, 2014
Revised April 6, 2016