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Program Description

  Trauma Services

Trauma Services (TS) includes 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. Programming for domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking victims also includes information and referral, lethality assessments, crisis intervention, safety planning, outreach to hospitals/police stations for victims of sexual assault, and placement in emergency shelters.

Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Taman Morris 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 FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of new Partner Abuse victims served 11,7211,2581,4631,4631,463
Number of Partner Abuse victim clients waiting for counseling service (monthly average) 23137353535
Percent of clients receiving therapy that demonstrate improvement on a domestic violence rating scale 398%97%90%90%90%
1  The program served 1,335 clients in FY2018 and 1,330 in FY2019. In Fiscal Year 2021, there was an increased need for victim services in the context of the pandemic (e.g., people confined together at home) and the program adjusted service delivery to accommodate the surge. The impact of the pandemic eased in Fiscal Year 2022 as more people left their homes and returned to school or work which contributing to a decrease in demand. Projected clients are based on a 10% increase to 2019, pre-COVID data.
2  The number of clients on the waitlist has been challenging to predict, with 22 in FY18 and 44 in FY19 as context to the numbers provided for Fiscal Years 2020-2022. Numbers the past three years have been relatively steady, and as such, projections have been readjusted down to match actuals from these years.
3  Rating scale developed in March 1999 by Jacqueline Dienemann and Jacquelyn Campbell of the Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing. The program continues to see improved symptom reduction in FY22 due to operating more domestic violence groups and offering services in person and via Zoom to meet the client’s needs.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved661925430.55
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.102317-1.00
FY24 Approved672157129.55