The Office of Pre-Adjudication Services and Reform contains the statewide intake, community detention, and reform and equity operations of six (6) Department of Juvenile Services regions and 33 field offices across Maryland.
The Office of Pre-Adjudication Services and Reform is comprised of (6) regional intake directors, the director of reform and equity, and the director of community detention operations. The Office is responsible for:
Region I - Baltimore City(Baltimore City)Intake Director – Olusola Ogunranti
Region II – Central Maryland
(Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties)
Intake Director – Adrian Tyree
Region III – Western Maryland(Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington Counties)Vacant
Region IV – Eastern Shore(Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)Vacant
Region V – Southern Maryland(Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties)Vacant
Region VI – Metro(Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)Intake Director - Kwabena Tuffour
The System Reform Unit is responsible for statewide and local strategic coordination of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI). The unit is also responsible for identifying system reform opportunities to reduce racial and ethnic disparities that may exist in agency policies and practices, and collaborate with local partners to reduce such disparities where applicable.
Community Detention (CD) Operations is responsible for the CD Program, GPS monitoring, and the Baltimore City/County Evening Reporting Center (ERC). The CD Program is a 24/7 statewide alternative to detention program with the capacity of 300 youth that allows a youth to remain in the community on court-ordered home detention, as opposed to being placed in secure confinement pending a court appearance. Youth receive enhanced supervision through electronic monitoring and random face-to-face and telephone contacts. The Command Center provides additional electronic coverage and processes all AWOL and Escape information, and communicates with law enforcement when apprehension is required.
The GPS monitoring program has the capacity statewide to serve 225 youth on intensive supervision following court disposition or discharge/home passes from staff/hardware secure facilities, Youth are monitored 24/7 and are provided schedules, curfews, and zones where they are permitted to be.
The Baltimore City/County ERC provides after school and evening programming to youth in lieu of detention. The ERC provides the youth with meals, innovative youth focused programming to include art therapy, sex education, clay works, substance abuse education, dialogue circles, yoga, tutoring, arts and crafts, and community based field trips.
120 West Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201