Organization Structure

Organizational C​hart​​​​ | ​Organizational C​hart ​In Practice

​​The Depart​ment of Juvenile Services (DJS) is comprised of four divisions.

The Office of the Secretary is charged with implementing DJS's mission and vision through leadership, policy development and legislative action. This division oversees the Office of Legislation & Policy and the Office of the Chief of Staff.

The Office of the Chief of Staff oversees the Office of Research and Evaluation, Office of Communications, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Fair Practices, Office of the Inspector General, and& Office of Minority Business ​​Enterprises.

The Support Ser​vices ​division oversees the Department of Juvenile Services' Chief Administrative Officer, Information Technology, Office of Budget and Fiscal Services, Office of Capital Planning and Budgeting, General Service Unit Facility Maintenance and Janitorial Services, Office of General Services, Office of Human Resources, Office of Professional Training and Education, Office of Procurement, and other services that are necessary so that the agency may efficiently and effectively accomplish its goals.

​The Community Services​ division oversees Community ​Services, Strategic Initiatives​ / Community Supervision,Youth Engagement and Safety Services (YESS), Resource Office, and Pre-Adjudication Services.

The Residential Services division oversees the Office of Detention Facilities, Office of Residential Services, Office of Clinical Services, Office of Medical Services, and the Office of ​Behavioral Health. 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.​

​​The Office of Equity and Inclusion​ (OEI) is responsible for implementation of the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Race Equity Framework through collaboration, strategic reforms, and agency capacity building.

DJS receives additional outside support, guidance, and advice from various Advisory Boards across the State. Each DJS-operated facility in Maryland has its own Advisory Board​ comprised of citizens who volunteer their time to meet and develop strategies to improve services for youth in DJS' care.

A State Advisory Board, comprised of distinguished citizens with backgrounds in the legal field, law enforcement, and child advocacy, provides overall strategic guidance to the agency.​​​​