Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers

Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services has implemented a pilot puppy therapy program at two of their secure facilities to help resident teens cope with stress and anxiety.

Md. juvenile agency says later school hours could curb crime

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — A significant spike in juvenile crime from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on school days has led to a push by the state’s juvenile justice agency to shift school start and finish times. The department is advocating…

Md. Girls Incarcerated at Higher Rates than Boys for Lesser Offenses

Of the 279 female youth committed to residential treatment centers in Maryland in 2010, approximately 80 percent were accused of nothing more serious than a misdemeanor, statistics from the Department of Juvenile Services show. For boys, that figure was around 50 percent.