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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 Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of new Partner Abuse victims served 11,1551,7211,5001,5001,500
Number of Partner Abuse victim clients waiting for counseling service (monthly average) 23931505050
Percent of clients receiving therapy that demonstrate improvement on a domestic violence rating scale 395%98%93%93%93%
1  Predict higher number of clients in future years, partially derived from uptick of domestic violence incidents during the pandemic.
2  Due to high number of referrals during pandemic, prediction is for higher waiting list going forward.
3  Rating scale developed by Jacqueline Dienemann and Jacquelyn Campbell, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, March 1999.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved647606430.55
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1431900.00
FY23 Approved661925430.55