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Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford Announces Funding for Opioid Crisis and Substance Use Disorder Services, New Commission Studying Mental and Behavioral Health

Hogan Administration Increases Investments for Treatment and Prevention Efforts; Commission to Study Link Between Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders

January 10, 2019
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford today joined state and local leaders to announce new Hogan administration initiatives to expand substance use prevention and treatment efforts, as well as a new executive order to study mental and behavioral health in Maryland, with a special emphasis on the correlation between mental illness and substance use disorders. The lieutenant governor spoke at a press conference hosted at Helping Up Mission in East Baltimore, and was joined by Secretary Bobby Neall of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), Executive Director Steve Schuh of the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC), and CEO Robert Gehman of Helping Up Mission, as well as numerous other state and local officials and addiction advocates. Continue reading


***Division of Parole & Probation Offenders and Victims:***

Please note, there is a delay in the posting of collections received from the State of Maryland Central Collections Unit (CCU). This may impact offender case balances and the subsequent distribution of payments to victims for the July – November for restitution payments funded by way of CCU collections ONLY. We are working closely with CCU to address the problem.



***Facility Visiting Hours Change Notice(s)***ECI’s East and West compounds hours.  

 Eastern Correctional Institution’s East and West compounds hours are permanently changed to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9AM-2:30PM

Maryland Correctional Institution for Women will have no daytime visits on Saturday, February 16.  Visits resume in the evening.


Inside the Fence Episode 8

Human Trafficking


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Call: 1-888-373-7888
Text: 233733
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Governor O'Malley and Lt. Governor Brown
Secretary Moyer

DPSCS Secretary

Stephen T. Moyer is a born and bred Marylander. ….