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Release ID: 14-021
Media Contact: Beth Gochrach, 240.777.2528

For Immediate Release: 2/28/2014            Application Deadline: 3/21/2014

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Victim Services Advisory Board

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill 12 vacancies on the Victim Services Advisory Board for representatives from among the mental health, legal, medical, dental or nursing professions, or representatives of the community as a whole. All members must be residents of Montgomery County.


The 23-member Board advises the County Executive, County Council, and the Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services Division, which assists victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and other crimes. The primary responsibility of the Board is to review available services for crime victims and their families, determine needs and gaps in services for victims and their families, and recommend policy changes in County justice system and human services programs. The Board submits at least one report annually to the County Executive and County Council on the progress of programs for crime victims and necessary improvements, and on other relevant systems and policy issues concerning victims. The Board also makes recommendations for appropriate funding allocations based on priorities and available resources, participates in developing an annual victim and family service plan, and acts as a local advocate for crime victim services programming.


Members serve three-year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. The Board meets the fourth Thursday evening of each month in Rockville. Also, an average of five hours per month of board-related committee work is expected.


Applicants of diverse backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD  20850, or by email to countyexecutive.boards@montgomerycountymd.gov. Home and employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses should be included. If appropriate, applicants should indicate the position for which they are applying. The deadline for application is March 21, 2014.


Members of County boards, committees and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s appointments are subject to confirmation by the County Council. Applications of those selected for appointment are made public as part of the confirmation process.


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