FORT MEADE, Md. (April 28, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will speak at the Governor’s Victim Assistance Awards Luncheon, an event held each year by the Maryland State Board of Victim Services to recognize individuals and organizations that have provided exemplary assistance and support services to victims of crime in Maryland. This year there are over 30 honorees.
Support and services for victims of crime, particularly domestic violence, is a personal cause for Lt. Governor Brown. In August 2008, his cousin Cathy was murdered by her estranged boyfriend during a domestic dispute. Brown championed successful efforts in 2009 to improve domestic violence laws and take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers. During this year’s Legislative Session, Brown worked with the General Assembly to successfully enact legislation that will finally make child neglect a crime in Maryland after years of unsuccessful efforts.
Since taking office, the O’Malley-Brown administration has worked to reduce violent crime in Maryland by 10 percent each year and reduce violent crimes committed against women and children by 25 percent before 2012.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Recognize Victim Advocates at Governor’s Victim Assistance Awards Luncheon
WHERE: Club Meade
6600 Mapes Road
Fort Meade, MD
WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, April 29, 2011