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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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Md. defends jump in assaults at juvenile jail

SABILLASVILLE — The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services says a sharp increase in reported assaults at the Victor Cullen Center in Sabillasville largely reflects the larger number of children housed there. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday on the agency’s response ...

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Defense lawyers cheer child ‘Miranda’ ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the age of a juvenile is a factor that must be considered in determining whether the child is “in custody” for Miranda purposes is common-sense protection against coercive interrogation techniques, defense attorneys and juvenile ...

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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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