RESOURCES FOR MARYLAND VICTIMS OF CRIME DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
This list of resources has been compiled by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth,
and Victim Services. This page will be updated periodically with new resources and information.
OFFICE FOR VICTIMS OF CRIME (OVC)
Online, digital voice service, text, or email-based hotlines are a crucial lifeline for victims. If you or someone you know has been a victim of crime, there are services available to help. Explore OVC’s Helplines page to find hotlines (both toll-free and online) that serve victims of a wide range of crimes, including human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, homicide, financial crimes, and stalking. Resources also include the recently launched Department of Justice’s National Elder Fraud Hotline, managed by OVC, that provides support to adults ages 60 and older who may be victims of financial fraud.
View these resources today to access direct services, information, and referrals.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is committed to providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19.
View the updated available TTA resources to assist with the current situation.
Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19
CYBERCRIME SUPPORT NETWORK
Stay up to date on the latest Coronavirus scams! The Coronavirus outbreak has global attention and is a national emergency in the United States. Since cybercriminals prey on fear, we can expect to see more and more COVID-19 scams as the situation progresses.
Fraud Support offer important information about scams related to COVID-19
Federal Trade Commission COVID-19 Consumer Warnings
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Remarkable resources in a free online toolkit for social sharing, public messaging and programs.
Mental Health & COVID-19
Debbie Bradley ~ Ethics in Victim Services
Dr. Gabriel Wasileski ~ Immigrant Crime Victimization" & "Crime Victims and Human Trafficking
Dr. Melvin de la Cruz ~ Cyber-Victimization
Call 410-837-5055 or email email@example.com
2020 Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland
MAY 31 to JUNE 5 (Summer Session)
I n response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), all staff are available remotely via telephone and email. During the University System and State closures, we are only accepting applications electronically. EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are NOT accepting hard copies or faxes at this time. If you have questions, please contact Anne Litecky at email@example.com or 410.837.5055.
Many thanks to our service providers who continue to bring comfort and calm to the lives of crime victims and their families, as well as support to one another in the field. Together we will get through this. ~Peace
ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF
Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
Associate Director, Faculty
2020 RVAAM ACADEMY SUMMER SESSION
new dates! JUNE 14 to 19
Applications Due Friday, June 5th