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February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month:
Carroll County Commissioners issue Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County a proclamation declaring February Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in Carroll County.

Westminster, Maryland: Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS) received a proclamation from the Carroll County Commissioners on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 10AM at the Carroll County Office Building. The proclamation declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. RCIS CEO Janice Kispert was present to receive the proclamation.

From left to right: Commissioner Stephen Wantz, Commissioner Richard Weaver, RCIS CEO, Janice Kispert, Commissioner Dennis Frazier, Commissioner Doug Howard, Commissioner Richard Rothschild

February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month and it is critical that we take this time to remember that interpersonal violence is not just a problem for adults. 1 in 3 adolescents in the US will be a victim of physical, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner every year. Two-thirds of teens who are in an abusive relationship never tell anyone about the abuse.

2017 Annual Giving Campaign

Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County is very grateful for all of our generous supporters. Between July 2016 and June 2017 we served 257 clients that were new to our agency. We also answered close to 300 hotline calls and processed close to 1,295 units of service. With that in mind, we are asking you to consider participating in our annual appeal. Your generosity continues to allow RCIS to provide to those in need of our services.  Thank you for your continued support.

Donations can be made through the “Make A Donation” button at the top of this webpage, the button below or by mailing donations to 224 N. Center Street, Room 102, Westminster, MD 21157.


Click here to view the 2017 Annual Giving Newsletter

Click here to view the Annual Giving Remittance Envelope for giving options

Thank you to our A Culinary Experience Sponsors!

Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors of A Culinary Experience, we couldn’t do this without your support.



Quantum Internet Service




Carroll Hospital
Martin’s Westminster




Carroll County Times
M&T Bank




Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.
Carroll Community College
Farmers & Merchants Bank
OCS Printing
Ridge Engineering




Carroll Occupational Health
Gary & Dena Bauer
Lehigh Hanson
Standard Delivery Combo

Volunteers Needed!

Do you want to help those affected by trauma? Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life?

Volunteer for Rape Crisis Intervention Service!

The hotline volunteer is someone who can provide emotional and practical support to victims of sexual violence. Responsibilities include talking to hotline callers, accompaniments to police or hospital if needed, and follow-up. Volunteers assist with hotline coverage primarily in the evening, on weekends and holidays.

Requirements: Applicants must complete a free 10-hour training program provided by Rape Crisis, and pass a criminal background check. Continuing education and supervision are provided at hotline volunteer meetings and additional training opportunities. (Related experience or training cannot be substituted for training program.) Minimum age for hotline volunteers is 20 years of age.
Applicants must posses a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable insured motor vehicle.

To Apply: Contact our Hotline Services Coordinator at 410-857-0900. Call today!

6th Annual Community Engagement Lunch and Showcase

April 21, 2016

McDaniel College students and faculty were recognized at the 6th annual Community Engagement Lunch and Showcase organized by the Center for Experience and Opportunity on April 21.  Among those students, was one of our interns who had to make a poster/presentation outlining her internship experience with RCIS.  Way to go Delaney!

Rape Crisis CEO, Janice Kispert and Intern Delaney Firer

Rape Crisis CEO, Janice Kispert and Intern Delaney Firer




Non-Profits Working Together

Spreading cheer at what can be a difficult time of year. Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County hotline volunteers and staff gathered donations for Family & Children’s Services Safe House.




Announcing A Culinary Experience 2015 Restaurant Award Winners

Over 350 people came to Martin’s Westminster on October 12th, to enjoy food provided by 22 local restaurants, silent and live auctions, basket and balloon raffles and live music. During the evening, we asked the attendees to cast their votes for the restaurants in the following categories:
Best Decorations
Favorite Non-Seafood Dish
Favorite Seafood Dish
Favorite Dessert
Most Unique Dish
Overall Favorite

And the winners are:

Best Decorations – Fratelli’s Hampstead
Favorite Non-Seafood Dish – Blue Bistro & Catering
Favorite Seafood Dish – Fratelli’s Hampstead
Favorite Dessert – Snickerdoodles Bakery & Coffee House
Most Unique Dish – Blue Bistro & Catering
Overall Favorite – Fratelli’s Hampstead

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all of the restaurants who participated!