Andy Harris Announces Justice Department Grant to Combat Sex Offenders in Maryland


The U.S. Department of Justice issued a grant to the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Baltimore, MD for $231,202 to support programs under the national sex offender registration system, called the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Sex offender registration is a system for monitoring and tracking sex offenders following their release into the community. The registration provides important information about convicted sex offenders to local and federal authorities and the public, such as offender’s name, current location and past offenses.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services will use the grant to hire staff and purchase equipment.

Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01) made the following statement regarding the grant award:

“As a member of the Committee on Appropriations, I am pleased to announce this Justice Department grant to combat sex offenders in Maryland. We need to provide law enforcement with the resources to keep our families and communities safe from convicted sex offenders. I am proud to help local law enforcement provide information to families in Maryland that will help keep children safe.”

For press inquiries, please contact Congressman Harris’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-5311, or contact Julia Nista at


Letters to Editor

  1. Michael H.C. McDowell says

    Despicable, is the only word for Harris, to use the adjective grandstanding Deep South Senator Lindsey Graham used late last week on the Democrat senators who had the temerity to oppose Trump’s flawed judicial pick. What Harris said on shock-jock conservative talk radio about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was contemptible: Look at the quote here, and remember this is a physician speaking: “SHE IS A TROUBLED WOMAN. THERE’S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. SHE ADMITS IT. SHE HAS PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS,” a comment which is patronising, sexist, chauvinistitic, low-class, and nasty, for someone who is supposed to have been trained as a medical doctor. Shamefu,l but all too typical of this disgusting man. District 1 Republicans who were uneasy after voting for Trump or Harris last time, women Republicans, and also male Republicans, independents who lent their vote to Trump and Harris, and those Democrats who stayed at home, need to reflect on Harris’s tendentious jibe and turn out in big numbers to push Harris out on November 6. There IS a compelling alternative for District 1– centrist Democrat Jesse Harris, 34, unlike Harris, a fourth generation Marylander, not a blow in from Brooklyn, who is a former Army Ranger captain with four Afghan tours, a Duke and Columbia graduate who has worked in the private sector and is married to a former Republican staffer on Capitol Hill. Jesse Colvin is supported by wo former Republican Members of Congress who live in thedistrict, Marine Wayne Gilchrest and Chris Shays, who lives in St. Michael’s, plus a former chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush.. If you believe in basic decency, there is no moral reason whatsoever to vote for the obnoxious, arrogant, offensive Dr. No/Dr. Do Little, who has a threadbare record on legislation, no committee chairmanships after 8 years in the Congress. His reputation in the Maryland Senate was equally derisory. Support bipartisanship and national reconciliation by voting for Jesse Colvin.

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