Teen Once Accused of Murder Now Sits on State Task Force

Jabriera Handy, 22, sits on statewide task force five years after being charged in adult court with murdering her grandmother.

School-Based Probation Officers Keep Close Eye on Students

Department of Juvenile Services “Spotlight on Schools” program closely monitors and provides support for students in the juvenile justice system.

A Taste of Thanksgiving at a Juvenile Detention Center

Days before Thanksgiving, teens at a Rockville juvenile detention center share a turkey-and-trimmings meal with family.

TV Actor Hill Harper Tries to Help Boys in Maryland Juvenile Treatment

Harper visited the Victor Cullen Center in November as part of a publicity tour for his fifth book, “Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones.”

Maryland Starts Driver’s License Process For Immigrants Living in Country Illegally

Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to allow illegal immigrants to obtain a second-tier driver’s license.

Maryland Holds National Food Day Events Across the State

Nearly 100 events are taking place Thursday in Maryland to celebrate national Food Day, a movement to promote healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

Maryland Immigrant Advocacy Groups Consider State Legislation Following Rally

Almost 20,000 people gathered for the Camino Americano immigration rally on the National Mall Tuesday to pressure Congress into passing comprehensive legislation this year.

Government Shutdown Puts Women and Children Most at Risk of Losing Nutrition Program Funding

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children is the first food supplement program that would lose funding in Maryland if the federal government shutdown was prolonged.

Maryland In-Classroom Breakfast Program Proves Fruitful, Yet Most Schools Starved For Funding

Research indicates that students who participate in the Maryland Meals for Achievement Classroom Breakfast Program perform better in school, but less than half of all eligible schools participate due to a lack of funding.

Maryland Receives $6.4 Million Grant from HHS

Maryland is one of 13 states to receive a grant, which totals $6.4 million, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for expansion of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program.