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Governor Larry Hogan Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Updated: Jan 25

Maryland Crime Victims’ Resources Center honors Hogan for advocating for victims

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Forty years ago, the Stephanie Roper case made headlines and the Roper family began advocating and making changes for victims’ rights across the nation. Since its inception, Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, formerly the Stephanie Roper Committee, has serviced thousands of victims with services ranging from referrals to legal representation and accompaniment. This year, MCVRC created the Roberta Roper Lifetime Achievement Award and Governor Larry Hogan was one of the first recipients.

Unfortunately, Governor Hogan was unable to attend MCVRC’s 40th Anniversary Gala in October, but MCVRC was able to personally thank him for his continued support and advocacy during his career and tenure as governor of Maryland on Monday, December 12. MCVRC was able to present their award along with a painting done by artist Krista White. Governor Hogan was honored, particularly knowing the plight of the Roper Family and what it stands for to Marylanders.

Since 2015, Gov. Hogan has directed more than $345 million to support Maryland crime victims, which includes his recent $35 million funding to protect victim service providers from devastating VOCA federal cuts. This important funding supports a range of services including direct advocacy, case management, crisis and hotline support, counseling, support groups, court and hospital accompaniment, legal representation, shelter, transitional housing, and forensic medical exams.

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