The J. DeWeese Carter Center (Carter), located on the eastern shore, is a maximum security committed placement center for girls. Carter is owned and operated by the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS/the Department) and has a DJS-rated housing capacity of 14 girls.
The number of women in Maryland’s jails has increased more than eightfold, from 120 in 1970 to 1,000 in 2015.
Since 1980, the number of women in jail in Maryland has increased 462%, and the
Nine out of 10 homicides (291) in the city were committed with firearms. The number of nonfatal shootings in 2019, 771, was also higher than that seen in the past five years. violence, with more than 300 homicides each year since 2015.
Last year there were 348 homicides, giving Baltimore the highest per capita rate among municipalities with at least 500,000 residents.
Violent crime rose by nearly 18 percent in the first five months of 2019 compared to the year before in the three central county precincts – Towson, Cockeysville and Parkville – according to police statistics. Nearly all can be attributed to domestic assaults, which spiked by 68 percent.
30 percent of children in Baltimore have Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) scores of 2 or more, meaning that they have experienced more than two incidences of events such as domestic violence, living with someone with an alcohol/drug problem, the death of a parent, or being a victim/witness of neighborhood violence.
The proposed Hope Hub is geographically near Maryland House of Corrections, Maryland Penitentiary, Baltimore Detention Center, Baltimore Correctional Center and Juvenile Services Center.
The Ladies of Hope Ministries (The LOHM)
We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded by formerly incarcerated women that focuses on criminal justice reform and advocacy as well as transitional housing for women and girls.
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