Courts & Legal Services

Legal Aid Lower Eastern Shore (Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester)

Maryland Legal Aid provides a full range of FREE civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders and people over 60 from 12 offices and 3 District Court Self-Help Centers around the state.

Maryland Legal Aid handles civil, not criminal, cases. Areas of general civil legal services include:

  • Consumer Rights
  • Elder Rights
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Farmworkers Rights
  • Government Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • Housing

Legal Aid Upper Eastern Shore (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot)

Maryland Legal Aid provides a full range of FREE civil legal services to financially qualified Marylanders and people over 60 from 12 offices and 3 District Court Self-Help Centers around the state.

Maryland Legal Aid handles civil, not criminal, cases. Areas of general civil legal services include:

  • Consumer Rights
  • Elder Rights
  • Employment
  • Family
  • Farmworkers Rights
  • Government Benefits
  • Healthcare
  • Housing

Futures for Families, LLC

Provides supervised visitation (parent-child time) for families in Talbot County and Caroline County when the court determines a needed for guided contact with one of the parents, or it is necessary to establish or reestablish a parent/child relationship. A court order must be entered to utilize Parent-Child Time.  Both parents must contact the Futures for Families Center and complete an intake before visits may occur. Contact Program Director Brenda Ramage, Futures4Families.brenda@gmail.com.

Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health and Recovery (TAMAR)

TAMAR is a State funded program offered to women who are detained in Caroline and Dorchester detention centers.  These women have been identified, or self-identified, as having a history of physical and/or sexual abuse and a recent treatment history for a mental health condition, as well as a drug use/abuse disorder.  Individuals eligible to participate are encouraged to voluntarily join the program with the knowledge that participation does not in itself reduce jail time.

Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program

The Maryland Community Criminal Justice Treatment Program (MCCJTP) is a State funded jail based mental health program that targets individuals 18 and older who have a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, major affective disorder, organic mental disorder, and other psychotic disorders.  MCCJTP more commonly referred to as the “jail program” is administered in all five counties of the Mid-Shore region, as well as 18 additional jurisdictions in the State.  Common goals among participating jurisdictions include:

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