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Maryland No. 19 in girls’ well-being

Maryland ranks 19th in the United States for how girls are faring in key social, economic and health issues affecting the 479,066 girls ages 5 to 17 in the state, according to data compiled by the Girl Scout Research Institute. Maryland ...

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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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Juvenile justice parity may be too pricey to pass

ANNAPOLIS — Like most pieces of legislation being debated this session, a bill mandating equivalent treatment for girls in juvenile justice will likely come down to how much it costs the state. The bill, heard in the House Judiciary Committee ...

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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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DJS withdraws regs on placement of girls

ANNAPOLIS — The Department of Juvenile Services withdrew proposed regulations last week that would have allowed it to send girls in the justice system away from their families and communities, all while guaranteeing close-to-home services for most male offenders. Wednesday, ...

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