The Department 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 Chief of Staff, whose division oversees Fair Practice / Equal
Employment, Office of Communications, Inspector General's Office, and Minority Business Enterprise.
The Community Operations division oversees Pre-Adjudication Services, Community Supervision, Equity and Inclusion, and the Resource Office.
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.
The Support Services division oversees the Department of Juvenile Services' research and evaluation, information technology, budget and fiscal services, capital planning and budgeting, facility/office maintenance, general services, human resources, professional training and education, procurement, and other services that are necessary so that the agency may efficiently and effectively accomplish its goals.
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's 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.
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