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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 Mark Hodge of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1568 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of new Partner Abuse victims served 11,2581,6391,8031,9832,181
Number of Partner Abuse victim clients waiting for counseling service (monthly average) 2371715105
Percent of clients receiving therapy that demonstrate improvement on a domestic violence rating scale 397%98%99%100%100%
1  In FY23, there was an overwhelming demand for services combined with an increase in the severity and complexity of violence, resulting in a 30% increase in client count from FY22. The projections are based on a 10% increase from FY23 considering the trend of increasing demand for services.
2  In FY23, as the program continued to stabilize its workforce and overcome the limited staffing issue encountered in previous fiscal years, the accessibility of clinical services increased and the waitlist decreased significantly. The projections have been adjusted down to reflect the program's increased capacity.
3  The program continues to see improved symptom reduction in clients served in FY23 due to operating more domestic violence groups and offering services both in person and via Zoom to meet the clients' needs.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved672157129.55
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.227580-1.80
FY25 Recommended694915127.75