The Operations division oversees all of DJS' programs that directly manage and supervise the behavior and health of youth in DJS' care such as residential facilities, somatic health and services such as behavioral health, substance abuse and mental health.
Executive Director, Office of Detention Facilities
This unit oversees the programming, safety, and security for the Department of Juvenile Services' detention facilities.
Executive Director for Residential Services
This unit oversees the programming, safety and security, education, and transportation for the Department of Juvenile Services' commitment facilities.
Executive Director, Office of Clinical Services
The Office of Clinical Services is comprised of the medical, nursing, nutritional, and behavioral health units. These units function collaboratively to ensure comprehensive care to the youth in DJS facilities throughout the State of Maryland. These services include child and adolescent health, dental, substance use/abuse services, and behavioral health, nutrition, pharmacy, and laboratory services. The unit is also responsible for special health programs, health education and wellness policy, and programs for the Department.
Dr. Jennifer Maehr
Medical Director, Medical Services
The Medical Director oversees the provision of medical services to youth in DJS facilities throughout the State of Maryland.
Dr. Laura Estupinan-Kane
Director of Behavioral Health
This unit administers the behavioral health service program in all DJS facilities. These services include: mental health, behavioral health counseling, mental health treatment, and substance abuse treatment. In addition, this unit oversees implementation and fidelity of DJS Evidence-Based Treatment Services through individualized treatment and service plans that are developed for each youth.