DJS Response to COVID-19

Due to an increase in Covid-19 cases around the State of Maryland, the Department finds it necessary to suspend all family face to face visits at this time.  In an effort to continue to keep youth connected with family, we will be increasing the number of youth phone calls allowed daily and will be increasing the use of virtual visitation.

This change is being made to protect the safety of all youth, staff and family members.  The agency will continue to monitor COVID-19 cases and provide further guidance in the near future. ​

​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.​



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