DJS Response to COVID-19

DJS is pleased to announce that family visits will resume on June 24, 2020 at all of our facilities. All visits were suspended in March at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis to reduce the chance that DJS staff and youth would be exposed. As visiting resumes, DJS is prioritizing re-opening visits to youth by parents and guardians. Visits will be conducted in compliance with CDC and Maryland Department of Health guidelines and with social distancing and infection control measures in place. The safety of our youth, staff, and visitors remains our top priority. DJS will continue to support virtual visits by video for youth and their families.

​DJS COVID-19 Hotline


This recording will be updated as needed with current information related to outbreaks of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among staff and youth in DJS facilities.​


DJS is working closely with health experts and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to minimize the impact of COVID19 on our operations. In addition to working with MDH and local health departments, DJS is implementing practices and protocols that are both consistent with guidance provided by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to keep youth and staff safe during the health crisis. The best interests of the chi​ldren we serve is a top priority for DJS, as is the health, safety, and well-being of DJS staff and the community at large.​​


Stay informed about the COVID-19 virus at or call 2-1-1.​