(a) All proposals for funding received under this subtitle designed to address the
prevention of child physical or sexual abuse shall be reviewed by a selection committee
composed of the following members:
(1) 2 persons designated by the Secretary of Human Services, of which 1 person shall
have prior experience in local community child abuse prevention programs;
(2) 2 persons designated by the State Superintendent of Schools, of which 1 person
shall have prior experience in local community child abuse prevention programs; and
(3) The Deputy Director of the Division of Children and Youth of the Governor's Office
of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services who shall serve as the chairman of
(b) The Secretary of Human Services shall establish procedures for the grant award
process and publish appropriate notice in the Maryland Register and in newspapers
of general circulation concerning the submittal of proposals for funding under this
(c) The Department shall administer the child abuse prevention grant program created
under this subtitle and shall compile appropriate information regarding the awarding
and use of grants received under this section.
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