Press Releases

If you are a member of the media or in need of information about the Department of Juvenile Services, please contact, the department's Public Information Officer Audra Harrison at 410-230-3164.

  
  
1/18/2017Juvenile Services announces a more than four percent reduction in overall youth recidivism.
8/12/2015Governor Hogan mentions DJS in MD Unites: Day of Service press release
12/10/2013DJS-TV WHAT'S GOING ON Receives Award of Excellence From the Public Relations Society Of America
1/29/2013DJS’ Dwain Johnson Wins National Award for Service to Children and Youth
1/17/2013State of Maryland Suspends the Construction of New Baltimore City Jail For Youth Charged as Adults
12/3/2012DJS's Lisa Garry Wins Champion for Change Award
7/3/2012DJS Announces Intent to Acquire Property in Waldorf for Construction of a Regional Juvenile Detention Center
3/25/2011New Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Services Confirmed by the Senate
1/8/2011New Scholarship for DJS Youth Established
1/8/2011Green Ridge Youth Center Recognized as One of the Best Juvenile Facilities in the Nation
12/17/2008The Department of Juvenile Services Rite Aid and 92Q FM hosts the First Annual Holiday Sleigh Ride
10/7/2008The Department of Juvenile Services to close Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center
9/24/2008The Department of Juvenile Services Secretary Devore receives leadership award from the Association for the Advancement of Evidence Based Practices in Maryland
8/27/2008Functional Family Therapy Kick-off
8/18/2008Secretary DeVore welcomes youth artists of the photo voice exhibit: The Anti-Gang Experience
7/18/2008The Disproportionate Minority Contact Reduction Initiative Received an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties
7/17/2008Maryland is one of seven states chosen to participate in Georgetown University Program on Juvenile Justice Reform
7/9/2008Baltimore Police and Department of Juvenile Services join forces to search for juveniles
6/25/2008Governor O'Malley, Secretary DeVore announce successful exit of consent decree with United States Department of Justice
6/13/2008Secretary DeVore to be Commencement Speaker at National Center on Institutions and Alternatives Youth in Transition School in Baltimore County
6/12/2008Department of Juvenile Services announces contract with University of Maryland for the expansion of Evidence Based Services
5/30/2008First Pre-Apprenticeship Program in Skilled Construction Trades for DJS Youth
5/13/2008Governor Signs Escape Legislation Allowing the Release of Juvenile Photos by Law Enforcement
5/13/2008Secretary Devore Announces Functional Family Therapy Available in Anne Arundel County
5/9/2008Graduation Ceremony for DJS Youth who Completed the Garrett College Program
5/2/2008DJS AND MICA Give Youth a Voice through the Lens of a Camera
12/13/2007DJS Announces the Resignation of Chris Perkins
9/19/2007Tree Planting and Re-Opening of the William Donald Schaefer House
7/23/2007DJS is hosting the Annual State CIO Meeting at the Cheltenham Youth Facility
3/7/2007"Still I Rise": The Waxter Painting Collaborative
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