Community Operations

Betsy Fox Tolentino, the Assistant Secretary of Community Operations, oversees Pre-Adjudication Services, Community Supervision​, Equity and Inclusion, and the Resource Office.

Lisa Del Balso-Reynolds
Executive Director of Pre-Adjudication Services

Lisa Reynolds

Lisa Del Balso-Reynolds serves as the Executive Director of Pre-Adjudication Services with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). In this role she oversees statewide Community Detention and Intake Operations as well as the Evening Reporting Centers. This includes six Department of Juvenile Service Regions and 33 field offices. Prior to this, Lisa was the Director of Community Detention Operations for 11 years where she supported the implementation of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and rolled out the GPS Program for each region. Lisa has served in various other capacities at the Department including, Senior Manager for Operations, Asst. Director of Grants, and Executive Asst. to the Secretary. She also served as the Juvenile Justice Specialist at the Governors of Crime Control and Prevention and the Deputy Project Director for the Formula Grants Program where she oversaw the national training and technical assistance (TTA) effort for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

Lisa received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Kent State University and her master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore.​

Scott Beal
Executive Director, Office of Community Supervision

Scott Beal

Scott Beal, Executive Director for Community Supervision began his career with the Department of Juvenile Services in 1994 as a case manager working with probation and aftercare youth in Montgomery County. Over the years, he has served in a number of management positions within the Department to include Montgomery Co. District Supervisor, Washington County Supervisor, Western Region Assistant Area Director, and State Director of Probation. He has served in his current Executive Director position for the past ten years. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from Frostburg State University.​

Visit the Community Supervision page​ for more information.

Lisa Garry
Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion

Lisa Garry

Lisa M. Garry serves as Executive Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS). Her role is to operationalize principles of institutional fairness and equity in agency decision making, and to provide state-level oversight of equity initiatives statewide. The office includes family engagement, community and youth engagement, and victim services.

Lisa has an extensive work portfolio that combines public sector, community, and independent consulting experience. Prior to joining DJS, Lisa served as a Policy Director with the Center for Children’s Law and Policy (CCLP) in Washington, DC. Her work on racial disparities in the juvenile justice system has been recognized by both the MacArthur Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation with the 2012 DMC Champion of Change Award and the 2017 JDAI Distinguished System Leadership Award respectively.

Lisa earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Baltimore, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Kara Aanenson
Executive Director, Resource Office

Kara Aanenson