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Program Description

  Trauma Services

Trauma Services is comprised of two programs: The Abused Persons Program (APP) for partner violence and The Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP) for sexual assaults and general/violent crimes, including services to surviving family members of homicide and tragic/traumatic deaths. Trauma Services provides comprehensive, individualized and culturally appropriate clinical and victim assistance services to domestic violence victims and offenders, sexual assault victims, and victims of general crime of all ages. All victims may be assessed and receive counseling, victim advocacy, and psychiatric care, as well as a variety of specialty services geared to their particular need. Programming for domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking victims also includes information and referral, lethality assessments, crisis intervention, safety planning, and placement in emergency shelters. Services are provided on-site at the Family Justice Center, at 1301 Piccard Drive, and at 8818 Georgia Avenue. Programs for victims of sexual assault include outreach twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week through volunteer support to rape and sexual assault victims at hospitals and police stations, where they provide information, referrals, crisis intervention and linkage to counseling.

Program Contacts

Contact Raymond L. Crowel of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1058 or Erika Lopez-Finn of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY16Actual FY17Estimated FY18Target FY19Target FY20
Percentage of adult victims of sexual assault and general crime that show a decrease in symptoms (as measured by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist - Civilian clinical scales) 18485828282
Percentage of child victims of sexual assault and general crime that show a decrease in symptoms (as measured by the Child's Reaction to Traumatic Events Scale clinical scales) 28681838383
Percentage of clients receiving therapy that demonstrate improvement on a domestic violence rating scale 39091808080
1  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Check List- Civilian(PCL-C) was developed by Weathers, Litz, Huska, & Keene National Center for PTSD-Behavioral Science Division.
2  Child's Reaction to Traumatic Events Scale (CRTES) Scale was developed by Russell T. Jones, Ph.D, Stress and Coping Lab, Department of Psychology, Virginia Tech University.
3  Rating scale developed by Jacqueline Dienemann and Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, March 1999.

Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved531054029.55
Increase Cost: Victims of Crime/General4695830.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of the Secured Monitored Exchange and Supervised Visitation Center1103540.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-376320.00
FY19 Approved585284529.55