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Intake and System Reform

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:

  • Managing and monitoring a uniform statewide approach for the review of intake complaints and to make certain appropriate assessments and review are conducted to promote the best interest of the child and public safety;
  • The Community Detention Operations including Community Detention, GPS Monitoring, Baltimore City Evening Reporting Center; and,
  • Statewide reform and equity initiatives and its statewide reform and equity operations at all levels of the juvenile justice system.

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)

Region IV – Eastern Shore
(Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties)

Region V – Southern Maryland
(Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties)

Region VI – Metro
(Montgomery and Prince George's Counties)
Intake Director - Kwabena Tuffour

Lisa Garry
Director, Office of System Reform

Lisa Garry

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.

Lisa Reynolds
Director of Statewide Community Detention Operations

Lisa Reynolds

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.