DJS In The News


8/9/2022‘Look at me now’: Using neuroscience to help at-risk kids — and change Maryland’s juvenile justice system – Baltimore Sun
1/19/2021DJS Family Peer Support Program highlighted on WJZ-TV
9/17/2020Diversion Works: Criminal Justice Reform Will Rebuild Communities (AFRO)
9/17/2020The homebuilding industry still needs thousands of workers, and it’s looking in new places to hire (Minnesota Public Radio Marketplace)
9/11/2020Secretary Abed interviewed on WYPR's Midday with Tom Hall - Addressing Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System
9/11/2020Secretary Abed interviewed on WEAA's Today with Dr. Kaye - Over Incarceration of Youth of Color
8/28/2020We must end the over incarceration of youth of color | COMMENTARY (Baltimore Sun)
5/7/2020Cut in MD Youth Detention During Pandemic Lowers Racial Disparities​ (Public News Service)
4/27/2020Dept. of Juvenile Services Reports Fewer Intakes, Less Racial Disparity (Maryland Matters)
9/26/2019Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers. (Capital News Service)
9/9/2019Juvenile justice: How Maryland breaks the cycle of detention with family support
8/15/2019Juvenile Facility for Girls in Chestertown Receives National Accreditation (Kent County News)
4/23/2019Therapy dog helping incarcerated kids to overcome their struggles (WMAR-2 News)
4/12/2019WMAR-2 News Series on DJS
1/17/2019Victor Cullen Center earns national accreditation (LocalDVM)
1/16/2019Victor Cullen Center receives accreditation in latest step... (Frederick News-Post)
1/16/2019Victor Cullen Receives National Accreditation (WFMD)
1/11/2018Juvenile Services Director Sam Abed on Policy Bias and Black Youth Incarceration
4/27/2017Opioids are hitting young people hard, and Maryland's Department of Juvenile Services has to adapt
1/10/2017Online college courses are opened to boys in Maryland's high-security juvenile detention center.
12/18/2015Governor Hogan Visits Backbone Mountain Youth Center
10/9/2015Capital News Service covered DJS Applefest, our Day to Serve event.
8/28/2015DJS Peach Giveaway, a Maryland Unites Initiative
8/19/2015WBAL-TV covers DJS peach giving event
8/12/2015Governor Hogan mentions DJS in MD Unites: Day of Service press release
7/13/2015DJS Youth Complete Shining Walls Project at the American Visionary Art museum
6/24/2015WYPR's Dan Rodricks interviews Secretary Abed about recent legislation to reduce number of youth housed in the adult system and a new adult facility for this population
6/18/2015Carroll County Times had a front page story on DJS youth graduating from the Silver Oak Academy program.
3/18/2015Governor Hogan praises DJS Procurement Director Debbie Thornton and her team's efforts during Board of Public Works meeting. Scroll the video to 16:49 for the comments.
3/10/2015The Frederick News-Post published an editorial on Keeping Juvenile Offenders Out of Adult Jails.
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