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DJS Worker Becomes First Positive COVID-19 Case​

DJS Suspends In-Person Visitation at All Facilities​

Baltimore City Strategic Partnership Formed to Curb Youth Violence​ (press release)

Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)​ Court Process - The Family First Preventative Services Act (FFPSA), effective October 1, 2019, now requires th​at group home placements meet certain requirements to qualify for Title IV-E reimbursement.

Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers. (Capital News Service)

Check out our latest Research Spotlight Series newsletter.​​

Governor's Office
PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act 


El​imination and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment Policy and Procedures.


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