If your loved one is in a group home, you can only hope that the facility will truly provide the appropriate standard of care. The state of Maryland sets these standards through a strict set of group home licensing and monitoring policies.
Numerous agencies oversee group homes, mostly under the umbrella of the Maryland Office of Licensing and Monitoring (OLM). The OLM is responsible for ensuring group homes meet state and federal guidelines and licenses/monitors residential child care programs (RCCP) and child placement agencies (CPA) as out-of-home care providers. You can report violations by contacting the OLM at 1-800-332-6347 or notifying your group home abuse lawyer.