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Youth services, not facilities, aim of new law

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill in the recently completed session that prohibits juvenile courts from committing a child to the Department of Juvenile Services for out-of-home placement for minor offenses, including trespass and possession of marijuana. ...

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Lawmakers look for more reports from DJS

ANNAPOLIS — In an attempt to fix the state’s most troubled agency without spending more money, lawmakers are asking the Department of Juvenile Services for reports rather than policy changes. A bill that would have mandated substantially equivalent services for ...

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O’Malley: DJS will work toward parity for girls

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland House and Senate took the teeth out of legislation requiring equal services for girls in the juvenile justice system last week, but Annapolis leaders, including Gov. Martin O’Malley, are confident that the new juvenile services secretary, ...

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Report says juvenile services underfunded by $7.2M

ANNAPOLIS — The governor’s proposed 2012 budget underfunds the Department of Juvenile Services by $7.2 million, according to an analysis unveiled last week. The analysis by the Department of Legislative Services, presented to the House Appropriations Committee Friday, says that ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Parity now for girls in the juvenile justice system

Last year the General Assembly considered, but did not pass, a bill directing the Department of Juvenile Services to provide the girls it serves with a “range and quality of services substantially equivalent to those offered to males.” We supported ...

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