DJS offers assistance, support, and information to all victims of juvenile crime understanding that the judicial process may seem overwhelming and complicated at times. DJS helps victims proceed through the juvenile justice system by providing information about the juvenile court system, ensuring that victims are informed and aware of the rights afforded them under Maryland law, providing guidance, and personal support.
DJS provides victims assistance with the preparation of victim impact statements and the enforcement of court orders for restitution through the restitution collection process. DJS also informs victims how to initiate a civil action on delinquent restitution accounts.
Referral to appropriate services is also available for all victims of juvenile crime who request assistance. Services may include, but are not limited to, referral for crisis intervention, emergency services, information regarding financial assistance, and information on case status and outcomes. DJS is committed to ensuring that all victims of juvenile crime are treated with dignity, respect, and sensitivity throughout the juvenile justice process.
Following are links that take you outside of DJS’ domain but are provided for informational purposes.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board - http://www.dpscs.maryland.gov/victimservs/cicb/index.shtml
Maryland Crime Victims Resource Center - http://www.mdcrimevictims.org/
Central Collections Unit - http://dbm.maryland.gov/ccu/Pages/ccuHome.aspx
Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention
Maryland State Board of Victim Services - http://goccp.maryland.gov/victim/index.php
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault - http://www.mcasa.org/
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence - http://mnadv.org/