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The Capital News Service published an article about One Love Group Home.

DJS is mentioned in a Baltimore Sun article on the continued decline of juvenile homicides.

The Capital News Service published an article about Department of Juvenile Services youth at Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center getting a chance to share a Thanksgiving meal with their family.

The Capital News Service published an article about award-winning actor and best selling author Hill Harper's inspirational discussion with DJS youth from across the state.

DJS presentation to Carroll County Community on proposed Female Detention Center Presentation

The Associated Press, The Baltimore Sun and the Carroll County Times reported on DJS' proposed female detention center in Carroll County. The Baltimore Sun also wrote an editorial.

Secretary Sam Abed spoke at the Carroll County Commissionerís hearing about the proposed female detention center in Marriottsville, MD.  Video   Presentation

Congratulations to DJS Secretary Sam Abed on being named to The Daily Record 2013 VIP List - Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 awards.

DJS youth are featured in the Carroll Magazine about the Culinary Arts vocational program at the Silver Oak Academy. One of the students interviewed in this story received a full-ride scholarship to college.

DJS' Lisa Garry speaks with Sheilah Kast on WYPR's Maryland Morning about the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

The Carroll County Times reported on the programs and services offered at the Silver Oak Academy. DJS is adding additional beds at this facility to provide much needed relief to youth who are languishing in detention centers waiting for treatment.

DJS is mentioned in a blog post at politicalmaryland.com. This column discusses the recent vote by the Board of Public Works, which allows DJS to send more youth to the Silver Oak Academy for treatment.

DJS and a rewarding mentoring program called the "Supper Club," were featured in a front page Baltimore Sun article.

DJS comments on progress at Victor Cullen Center in Frederick News-Post story.

Read how DJS youth at the Victor Cullen Center obtain important life skills from mentors of Mount St. Mary's University in a Catholic Review article.

DJS' partnership with the Department of Disabilities was featured in The Baltimore Sun. The article was titled, "Connecting workers on the autism spectrum with tech jobs."

DJS' Scott Beal appeared on WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks radio show to discuss recent successes within the Agency. Click here to listen to the program.

The Department of Juvenile Services is featured in The Baltimore Sun. The editorial is titled "Progress at DJS."


Our Mission

By law, The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is a child-serving agency responsible for assessing the individual needs of referred youth and providing intake, detention, probation, commitment, and after-care services.

DJS collaborates with youth, families, schools, community partners, law enforcement, and other public agencies to coordinate services and resources to contribute to safer communities.

Visit our About DJS page to find out more about our vision, goals and mission.

 

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