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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Committed girls at the troubled Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center in Laurel will be transferred to J. DeWeese Carter Youth Facility on the Eastern Shore by November, according to the Department of Juvenile Services. The move addresses complaints ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Legislation mandating that girls in the juvenile justice system receive equal treatment to boys was filed Friday with the support of the women’s caucus. The bill, introduced by Del. Kathleen Dumais, D-Montgomery, requires that the state “provides females ...Read More »
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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