Juvenile Justice

Bills Aim To Alter the Process of Selling Structured Settlements

Initiated by the office of the attorney general in September, a study of 171 Maryland cases found that structured settlements worth $21 million in present value were sold for just $6 million.

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services screening initiatives across state reduce unnecessary detention

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.

Youths From State Juvenile Facilities Participate In Contest At The Maryland Court Of Appeals

The Maryland Judiciary hosts an Oratorical Contest featuring juveniles from Department of Juvenile Justice facilities around the state.

Detained youth connect with Maryland adjutant general’s story

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh addresses youth from the Department of Juvenile Services, motivating them to turn around their lives.

Community Trust of Police Requires Reforms, Experts Say

Nationwide reform of law enforcement practices is critical to restoring community trust in the police, officials said at a congressional forum Wednesday afternoon.

Despite Dangers, Use of Synthetic Drugs Surges

More than 6,000 people have called poison control centers this year for problems related to taking a category of psychoactive drug known as synthetic cannabinoids. And that number is on the rise.

COURT KIDS: Anne Arundel County students visit District Court

More than 100 middle and high school students from Anne Arundel County spent a day in District Court learning about the judicial system and the risks of driving while impaired.

Picking for purpose: Department of Juvenile Services youth maintain Maryland orchard for a cause

Twenty teen boys scattered across an apple orchard to pick for the needy.

Laughs and Lawmaking on Maryland House Floor Tuesday

Maryland state delegates took part in playful April Fool’s Day fun on the House floor Tuesday, but also passed bills on subjects far from light.

Senate Passes Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Paraphernalia

After some discussion and two failed amendments, the Maryland Senate on Friday passed a bill decriminalizing the use or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.