The Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is comprised of three divisions.
The Office of the Secretary is charged with implementing DJS's mission and vision through leadership, policy development and legislative action.
The Operations division oversees all of DJS's programs that directly manage and supervise the behavior and health of youth in DJS's care. These programs include community-based programs, such as community detention and probation, and facilities, which include both detention and treatment programs.
The Support Services division oversees DJS's budget, human resources, information technology, 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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