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OPD petitions high court to act quickly to reduce juvenile jail population

Maryland’s public defenders are asking the Court of Appeals to immediately reduce the number of youths in juvenile jails and prisons in light of the coronavirus pandemic. “This petition seeks extraordinary relief for extraordinary circumstances,” begins the petitioners’ brief, filed ...

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State workers union protests juvenile center staff vacancies

SABILLASVILLE — The Maryland state workers union says staff vacancies are creating dangerous conditions at the Department of Juvenile Services. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is holding an event Wednesday to highlight what it calls “an ...

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Md. juvenile services’ screening initiatives reducing unnecessary detention

A decline in the number of juveniles securely detained in Maryland is expected to continue, thanks to ongoing modifications and tools in use by the state’s Department of Juvenile Services to standardize the intake process.

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Board of Public Works reschedules meeting

Among the items what will be decided are a plan to spend $20 million transferred from the state's rainy day fund on expenses related to the riot and state of emergency in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died while in the custody of Baltimore City police

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Md. defends dismissal of youth center teachers

CUMBERLAND — The Maryland departments of juvenile services and education are defending the dismissal of 10 veteran teachers from four youth detention centers in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News reported Wednesday on the state’s response to questions posed by state ...

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Agency proposing new detention center for girls

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s head of the Department of Juvenile Services is scheduled to meet with Carroll County officials to discuss a proposal to build a new detention center for girls in the county. Eric Solomon, a spokesman for the Maryland ...

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