Press Releases

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12/4/2023Maryland Department of Juvenile Services Receives $750,000 in Federal Funding for Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program
9/12/2023Research Brief on Youth Crime in Maryland
6/8/2023Maryland’s First Freedom Libraries to Open in Adult and Youth Correctional Facilities
3/23/2022DJS Partners with Roca Statewide with $1 Million Grant to Help Youth
12/15/2021Juvenile Services Education Board Selects New Superintendent of Schools
11/17/2021DJS Announces Major Facility Realignment Plan
9/27/2021Juvenile Services Education Board Seeks Superintendent of Schools
7/9/2021Betsy Fox Tolentino Promoted to Deputy Secretary of Community Operations
7/8/2021Governor Hogan Names Five Appointees to the Juvenile Services Education Board
10/20/2020Grant Initiates Investment in Multisystemic Therapies for Families in Baltimore City
9/18/2020Betsy Fox Tolentino Heads Community Operations Division in Department’s Focus on Diversion, Equity, and Inclusion
5/29/2020DJS to Close Carter Youth Facility and Meadow Mountain Youth Center
4/6/2020DJS Worker Becomes First Positive COVID-19 Case
12/11/2019Baltimore City Strategic Partnership Formed to Curb Youth Violence
8/5/2019Carter Center Receives ACA Accreditation Honors
1/14/2019Department of Juvenile Services Earns ACA Accreditation Honors
9/5/2018Department of Juvenile Services and Baltimore County Police Hop On the “Cycle” to Success
4/9/2018DJS Official Statement Regarding the April 8, 2018 Incident at Victor Cullen Center
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
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