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Kurt Wolfgang

Daily Record Staff//April 25, 2023

Kurt Wolfgang

By Daily Record Staff

//April 25, 2023

Kurt Wolfgang

Executive Director
Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center

A founding member of the Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Kurt Wolfgang serves as the Upper Marlboro-based facility’s executive director. 

Over the past 40 years of the organization’s existence, Wolfgang has taken on a number of roles including as a member and chairman of the board of directors, lobbyist and in-house legal counsel providing free guidance and representation to crime survivors. 

He began his association with MCVRC and victims’ rights advocacy during the murder trial of two defendants accused of abducting, dismembering and burning 22-year-old Stephanie Ann Roper in 1982. The defense counsel, at the time, excluded her parents from the trial and denied them the opportunity to read a victim’s impact statement. Wolfgang went to the trials and reported back on what transpired in court to her parents. The Stephanie Roper Committee later transitioned to the nonprofit MCVRC.

Wolfgang’s career has focused on ensuring, advancing and protecting the rights of crime victims, and more particularly violent crime survivors, in Maryland and nationally. A prosecutor in Prince George’s County, he later served as the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the National District Attorneys Association. Wolfgang was in private practice for more than 30 years. 

A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in criminology, Wolfgang received his Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore. A U.S. Air Force pilot, he is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm in Iraq and the invasion of Panama.

For his service, Wolfgang received 14 decorations for military service including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal for combat in Desert Storm and the Humanitarian Service Medal for missions during Hurricane Hugo.

This is an honoree profile from The Daily Record's Leaders in Law awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.


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