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
217 East Redwood Street Baltimore, MD 21202
410-230-3488 - Office
410-230-3143 - Fax

Minutes – 2020

Minutes – 2019

Minutes – 2018

Future Meeting Dates and Locations

All meetings will be held virtually. A link for public viewing will be posted here in advance of the meeting, or contact Andrew Tress with DJS for more information or with any questions.

Upcoming Meetings:

State Advisory Board Meeting (live stream) available via YouTube

Tuesday, November 17, 2020​: 2pm - 4pm EST ​(live stream)
The meeting is available via YouTube:
to be announced

Past Meetings:

State Advisory Board Meeting (live stream) available via YouTube

Thursday, October 20, 2020​​

Tuesday, September 15, 2020​


August 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm​