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Board of Public Works renews push to keep juvenile placements in state

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot Wednesday called on the state Department of Juvenile Services to find a way to transition more than three dozen juveniles in out-of-state facilities back to Maryland. The Board of Public Works Wednesday approved 39 contracts ...

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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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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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Grants aim to make Maryland juvenile justice more equitable

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration has announced about $580,000 in federal grants to reduce the amount of minorities who are disproportionately caught up in the state’s juvenile justice system. The governor’s office of crime control and prevention on Tuesday ...

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Gov. O’Malley announces new juvenile services head

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced that a former Virginia official will be the new secretary for the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. O’Malley said Monday that Sam Abed, who was chief deputy director for the Department of Juvenile ...

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DeVore stepping down as Maryland juvenile services head

Donald DeVore is stepping down as secretary of the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. DeVore announced Thursday that he has told Gov. Martin O’Malley he will not seek reappointment during the governor’s second term. The 61-year-old DeVore says he’s pursuing ...

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