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Local, State and Federal Agencies


Baltimore City Agencies

Baltimore City Department of Social Services
1910 N. Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21213
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 17466
Baltimore, Maryland 21203-7466
Phone: 443-423-6300
Fax: 443-423-6501

Website: http://www.dhr.state.md.us/baltocity.htm

The Baltimore City Department of Social Services offers a variety of services. These services include adoptions, adult services (adult protective services, social services to adults, and Project Home), Family Investment, Food Stamps, Central Medical Assistance, Purchase of Care (Day Care Services), In-Home Aid Services, Child Protective Services, Family Services, and Legal Services.


Baltimore City Health Department
210 Guilford Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-396-4398
E-mail: bchd@baltimorecity.gov
Website: http://www.baltimorehealth.org/index.html

The Baltimore City Health Department has a vision for a healthy city. Their mission is to advocate, lead, and provide services of the highest quality in order to promote and protect the health of the residents of Baltimore. The Baltimore City Health Department offers a variety of services and programs that include Acute and Communicable Diseases to Youth Violence. An alphabetical directory of programs and services can be found at: http://www.baltimorehealth.org/contact.html#directory


Baltimore City Police Department
c/o 242 W. 29th St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21211-2908
Website: http://www.baltimorepolice.org

The Baltimore City Police Department protects and serves the City of Baltimore and its residents.


Baltimore Mental Health System (BMHS)
201 E. Baltimore Street, #1340
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-837-2647
Fax: 410-837-2672
Website: http://www.bmhsi.org/

Baltimore Mental Health Services is a public nonprofit entity that maintains an accountability to government. BMHS's focus has been on expanding the ranges of services, improving continutiy of care, developing new affordable housing oportunites, creating financing initatives, and promoting community acceptance and public education. BMHS is the manager, funder, coordinator, and local authority for mental health services in Baltimore City. BMHS is not a direct service provider. Mental health services are provided by a network of nonprofit agencies (including general hospitals) and private practioners.


Baltimore Rising
201 E. Baltimore Street, 15th floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-396-4274
Fax: 410-396-8137
Website:http://www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/baltimorerising/

Baltimore Rising Inc. is a quasi-city governmental organization that has the primary responsibility of advancing Mayor Shelia Dixon's vision to maximize the human potential of Baltimore residents from the beginning to the end of life through mentoring, family strengthening training, and facilitating the re-rentry of returning offenders to their families and the community.


Family League of Baltimore City
2700 N. Charles Street, Suite 200
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Phone: 410-662-5500
Fax: 410-662-5517
Website: http://www.flbcinc.org/

The Family League of Baltimore City is your connection to the community. They collect and analyze data on both community-based and citywide strategies; provide information on state supported and privately funded programs; and help to plan and develop grassroots community resources, all designed to improve the well-being of children and families in Baltimore City
.


Public Defender's Office
6 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-8460
Toll Free: 877- 430-5187
Fax: 410-333-8496
Website: http://www.opd.state.md.us/

The mission of the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) is to provide superior legal representation to indigent defendants in the State of Maryland by safeguarding fundamental individual rights and ensuring access to the guaranteed protections afforded by the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Maryland Constitution and Declaration of Rights, and the laws of Maryland.


State's Attorney
208 Mitchell Courthouse
110 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: 410-396-4001
Email: mail@stattorney.org
Website: http://www.stattorney.org/

It is the mission of the Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City to investigate and prosecute without prejudice or bias crimes and offenses that occur in Baltimore City; and to ensure that all citizens in Baltimore City, victims, witnesses and defendants alike, are treated fairly and respectfully and are accorded procedural justice.

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Maryland Agencies

Governor's Office of Children, Youth, and Families
301 W. Preston Street, Suite 1502
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-767-4160
Fax: 410-333-5248
Website: http://www.ocyf.state.md.us/

The Children's Cabinet, let by the Executive Director of the Governor's Office for Children (GOC), will work collaboratively to create and promote an integrated, community-based service delivery system for Maryland's children, youth and families. Our mission is to improve the well-being of Maryland's children.


Governors Office of Crime Control and Prevention
300 E. Joppa Road, Suite 1105
Baltimore, MD 21286-3016
Phone: 410-821-2828
Toll Free: 1-877-687-9004
TTY users (MD Relay): 1-800-735-2258
Fax Number: 410-321-3116?
Website:http://www.goccp.org/

Governors Office of Crime Control Prevention is Maryland's one-stop shop for resources to improve public safety. GOCCP exists to educate, connect, and empower Maryland's citizens and public safety entities through innovative funding, strategic planning, crime data analysis, best practices research and results-oriented customer service.


Maryland State Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Website: http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE

The Maryland State Department of Education, under the leadership of the State Superintendent of School and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Eduation, develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school. MSDE also oversees technical educaiton, rehabilitation services, and library programs through the state's 24 local systems.


Maryland Department of Juvenile Justice
One Center Plaza
120 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Toll Free: 1-888-639-7499
Fax: 410-333-4197
Website:
http://www.djs.state.md.us/

The Department of Juvenile Services ensures the safety of the community and the well-being and safety of the youths under DJS care, holds juvenile offenders accountable to victims and communities, and assists youth in developmeing competency and character to aid them in becoming successful memebers of society.


Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: 410-767-6860
Phone: 1-877-463-3464
TTY Number: 1-800-735-2258
MD Relay Number: 1-800-735-2258
Website: http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/

The Office of the Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services was established in 1987, and is responsible for the nine areas of public health services for the State of Maryland.The Office also includes the Resident Grievance System and Emergency Preparedness and Response.


Mental Hygiene Administration
55 Wade Avenue
Dix Building
Catonsville, Maryland 21228
Phone: 410-402-8301
Fax: 410-402-8301
TTY/MD Relay Number: 1-800-735-2258
Website:http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/mha/

The mission of the Mental Hygiene Administration is to create and manage a coordinated, comprehensive, accessible, culturally sensitive, and age appropriate system of publicly funded services and supports for individuals who have psychiatric disorders and, in conjunction with stakeholders, provide treatment and rehabilitation in order to promote resiliency, health, and recovery.


Public Defender's Office
6 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1400
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-8460
Toll Free: 877-430-6300
Fax: 443-423-6501
Website:http://www.opd.state.md.us/

The mission of the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) is to provide superior legal representation to indigent defendants in the State of Maryland by safeguarding fundamental individual rights and ensuring access to the guaranteed protections afforded by the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Maryland Constitution and Declaration of Rights, and the laws of Maryland.

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Federal Agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Phone: 404-639-3311
CDC Contact Center: 800-CDC-INFO
TTY: 888-232-6348
Website: www.cdc.gov


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is a federal agency located in Atlanta, Georgia, that investigates, diagnoses, and tries to control or prevent diseases (especially new and unusual diseases).


Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH)
Phone: 800-CDC-INFO/ (800-232-4636)
TTY: 888-232-6348
Email:
cdcinfo@cdc.gov
Website: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyYouth/about/index.htm

CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health(DASH) seeks to prevent the most serious health risk behaviors among children, adolescents and young adults. To accomplish this mission DASH implements four strategies that include: Identify and monitor, synthesize and apply research, enable constituents, and evaluate.


Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Website: http://www.hrsa.gov/

Health Resources and Services Administration provides national leadership, program resources and services needed to improve access to culturally competent, quality health care.


National Academy of Science
500 Fifth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001

Website: http://www.nasonline.org/site/PageServer

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.


National Center for Injury Control & Prevention
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Phone: 404-639-3311
CDC Contact Center: 800-CDC-INFO
TTY:888-232-6348
Website: http://www.medhelp.org/nihlib/GF-567.html

The mission of the National Center for Injury Control & Prevention is to prevent injuries and violence, and reduce their consequences. We strive to help every American live his or her life to its fullest potential.


National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Website:http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ECI/index.html

The Early Childhood Institute (ECI) sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America's young children are successful in school and beyond -- and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: 800-851-3420
International Callers: 301-519-5500
Fax: 301-519-5212
TTY for the hearing impaired: 877-712-9279 or 301-947-8374

Website: http://www.ncjrs.gov/whatsncjrs.html

One of the most extensive sources of information on criminal and juvenile justice in the world, providing services to an international community of policymakers and professionals.


National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda , MD 20892-9663
Phone: 301-443-4513
Toll-free: 1-866-615-6464
TTY: 301-443-8431
TTY Toll-free: 1-866-415-8051
Fax: 301-443-4279
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov

Website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

A component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the Federal agency that conducts and supports research nationwide on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services. This site provides Internet access to information about mental health and mental illnesses, NIMH-funded grants and research projects, educational and information programs, and a variety of resources in support of NIMH activities and programs.


National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 5213
Bethesda, MD 20892-9561
Phone: 301-443-1124 / (240-221-4007 en espa?ol)
E-mail: information@nida.nih.gov
Website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
Communications/Public Info: 301-443-3860
Email (Web Sponsor): niaaaweb-r@exchange.nih.gov
Website:
http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/

NIAAA provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by: conducting and supporting research in a wide range of scientific areas including genetics, neuroscience, epidemiology, health risks and benefits of alcohol consumption, prevention, and treatment,coordinating and collaborating with other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues, collaborating with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies, and programs engaged in alcohol-related work and, translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public.


National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
OERI/At-Risk Room 610
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20208-5521
Phone: (202) 219-2239
Fax: (202) 219-2030
Website:
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/At-Risk/ar_page1.html

The National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students (At-Risk Institute) is one of five Institutes created by the Educational Research, Development, Dissemination and Improvement Act of 1994. These Institutes are located within the Office of Educational Research and Improvement at the U.S. Department of Education.


The National Mental Health Services, Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 1-800-789-2647
TDD: 866-889-2647
International Callers: 240-221-4021 or 240-221-4022
Fax: 240 -221-4295
Website: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/At-Risk/ar_page1.html

Provides information about mental health via toll-free telephone services, an electronic bulletin board, and publications. KEN provides linkages and referrals to consumer and family advocacy organizations; federal, state, and local mental health agencies; and many other resources.


National Science Foundation
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Phone: (703) 292-5111
FIRS: (800) 877-8339
TDD: (800) 281-8749
Website: http://www.nsf.gov/

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense." With an annual budget of about $6.06 billion, we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.


Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
810 Seventh Street NW.
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202-307-5911
Website: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org/

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.


Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse
National Criminal Justice Reference Service

P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: 800-851-3420
Fax: 301-519-5600
Website: http://www.ncjrs.gov/

One of the five program bureaus of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice. OJJDP's mission is to provide national leadership, coordination, and resources to develop, implement, and support effective methods to prevent juvenile victimization and respond appropriately to juvenile delinquency. This web site features updated highlights of OJJDP activities and initiatives, including online abstracts and full text of recently released publications, news of funding opportunities, and conference information.


Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Phone: (800) 666-3332
Fax: (301) 519-5212
Website: http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/

Establishes policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program, the goals of which are to reduce illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking; drug-related crime and violence; and drug-related health consequences.


U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Spanish speakers available (se habla espanol)
TTY: 1-800-437-0833
Website: http://www.ed.gov/index.jhtml

Provides useful and timely information about programs, policies, people, and practices that exist at the Department. This place is a great entry point to the information at the U.S. Department of Education as well as in much of the education community.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Website: http://www.hhs.gov/

The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.


U.S Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Spanish speakers available (se habla espanol)
TTY: 1-800-437-0833
Website: www.ed.gov

ED was created in 1980 by combining offices from several federal agencies. ED's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. ED's 4,200 employees and $68.6 billion budget are dedicated to: e
stablishing policies on federal financial aid for education, and distributing as well as monitoring those funds, collecting data on America's schools and disseminating research, focusing national attention on key educational issues, prohibiting discrimination and ensuring equal access to education.

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