The Operations division oversees all of DJS's programs that directly manage and supervise the behavior and health of youth in DJS's care. 

Within the Operations division are the following offices who report directly to the Deputy Secretary of Operations:

  • Community Supervision - The Community Supervision office oversees the management and supervision of youth in the community through the DJS regional field offices, Community Detention Program, Violence Prevention Initiative and Resource Office.  These offices report to the Director of Community Supervision.

  • Residential Facilities - The 15 DJS-operated facilities in the State of Maryland report directly to 2 assistant secretaries of operations who oversee programming, safety and security, education and transportation at the facilities.  For a full list of DJS-operated facilities, click here.

  • Somatic Health - Somatic Health is charged with ensuring that youth in DJS- operated facilities receive proper medical and dental care as well as nutritional services. The Director of Somatic Health oversees nursing, dentistry, OB/GYN, Food and Nutritional Services, Infection Control / Employee Health and Special Health Programs.

  • Victim, Substance Abuse, & Mental Health Services - This office provides various services and support for youth in DJS's care and victims in the community.  The Director of Victim, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services oversees Psychology Services, Victim Services, Evidence-Based Services and Addiction Services.