Over the last 10 years, Maryland’s Department of Juvenile Services has seen a decline in admissions into its seven detention facilities across the state, but the number of Black children admitted is still disproportionately high.
Models such as the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative and the Detention Risk Assessment Instrument aim to eliminate biases — such as race or hometown — when kids are screened for entry to the system.
Maj. Gen. Linda Singh addresses youth from the Department of Juvenile Services, motivating them to turn around their lives.
The Board of Public Works tabled a contract renewal vote with the Environmental Systems Research Institute, over ethical concerns about the company’s speaking contract with former Gov. Martin O’Malley.
One Love Group Home provides structure and and access to resources to help teen boys plan for life after juvenile detention.
ANNAPOLIS – Treatment and conditions for girls in the juvenile justice system are gradually improving nearly a year after the state separated and moved the most serious offenders, but work remains to be done, according to advocates and state officials.…
For the first time, Baltimore girls going through the juvenile justice system now have an alternative to detention while waiting to be adjudicated – an alternative that’s been available to boys for years.