Office of the State's Attorney

Worcester County, Maryland


A voluntary community service program for adults (18 years or older at the time of the offense) charged with a minor crime.

The mission of the CRICKET Center is to provide a comprehensive, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child physical and sexual abuse in a child-friendly environment.

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board provides financial assistance for innocent victims of crime. The Board may compensate victims who have suffered physical injury by helping with medical expenses, and by providing payment for part of their lost wages. In cases of homicide the Board may assist with funeral expenses and loss of support on the part of the victim’s dependents.

The key to a successful prosecution often lies with cooperation from the victims and witnesses. As a victim of a crime you may be called upon to play a significant role in making our American system of justice work. Without your participation, a satisfactory disposition of the case will, in most cases, be impossible.