State Advisory Board

What is the State Advisory Board?

Formed in 1966, the State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services is comprised of distinguished citizens with backgrounds in the legal field, law enforcement, and child advocacy. The Board provides overall strategic guidance to the agency (Chapter 126, Acts of 1966). Members are appointed by the Governor to three-year terms, the Board consists of nineteen members and the Governor names the chair (Human Services Article, § 9-211 through § 9-215).

The State Advisory Board will include representatives from each of the following:

(A) State Agencies
(B) Judiciary ​
(C) Community Stakeholders

Roles and Responsibilities

The Board consults and advises the Secretary of Juvenile Services regarding policies and programs to improve juvenile services across the state. The Board participates in planning the development and use of available resources to meet the needs of the department.

Maryland statute requires that the State Advisory Board meet six times in a fiscal year. Terms for each member last three years and members may serve up to two consecutive terms. At the end of a term, a member may continue to serve until a successor is appointed.


Pathways to Education Subcommittee:

The mission of the subcommittee is to collaborate with all stakeholders in the juvenile justice and educational systems in Maryland to explore alternative pathways to education for justice involved youths in Maryland.

How to Apply

To apply to serve on the DJS State Advisory Board, fill out the application located on the Governor’s Appointments Office website​:

Any questions regarding the State Advisory Board may be directed to Andrew Tress.

Andrew F. Tress
Policy and Legislative Administrator
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
120 W. Fayette St. Baltimore, MD 21201
410-230-3488 - Office
410-230-3143 - Fax

Minutes – 2019

Minutes – 2018

Future Meeting Dates and Locations*

  • 2019 – 11/19

*All State Advisory Board meetings are held at the same location (Annapolis DJS Office, 49 Old Solomons Island Rd., Suite 300, Annapolis, MD 21401) unless indicated otherwise.​