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ADMINISTRATION
Administration organized in 1997, within Office for Children, Youth, and Families. Formerly, it oversaw Human Resources; Management Information Systems; and Procurement.

In 2003, its functions transferred to other divisions.

ADVISORY BOARD ON AFTER-SCHOOL & SUMMER OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS
Staff: Kimberly A. Malat (410) 697-9245; e-mail:
kim.malat@maryland.gov

Chair: Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor

Appointed by Governor to 2-year terms: Gabriel I. Albornoz; Susan D. Berkun; Michael R. Clark; Marisa Ann Conner; Amanda M. Courie; Cody L. Dorsey; Christopher R. Dwyer; Racheal G. Faulkner; Benjamin S. Feshbach; Rosemary King Johnston; Elizabeth A. Kelley; Diana E. Mellot; Elinor G. Mitchell; Deborah T. Ritchie; Stephen H. Rohde; Rowena Shurn; Timothy J. Wills. Terms expire 2016.

Representing Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention: one vacancy

Ex officio: Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate President; Michael E. Busch, House Speaker; Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D., State Superintendent of Schools; Van T. Mitchell, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Sam Malhotra, Secretary of Human Resources; Sam J. Abed, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Arlene F. Lee, Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.

In 1999, Advisory Board on After-School Opportunity Programs was established (Chapter 586, Acts of 1999). To address issue of children left unsupervised after school, Maryland After-School Opportunity Act created a fund, a program, and an executive committee, as well as the Board. In consultation with Board and Executive Committee, Department of Human Resources administered Maryland After-School Opportunity Fund. From Fund, grants were awarded for after-school opportunity programs by Executive Committee in consultation with Board (Code Education Article, secs. 7-1201 through 7-1207).

On Dec. 30, 1999, Board issued its first comprehensive plan for Maryland After-School Opportunity Fund Program. First request for proposals was distributed to local jurisdictions through local management boards in Feb. 2000. In order to receive funding, each local jurisdiction was expected to develop a comprehensive after-school program network with significant community advice and comment.

Advisory Board last met in 2001. Due to budget constraints, Maryland After-School Opportunity Fund was partially funded in FY2004, and not funded at all in FY2005.

In October 2012, Advisory Board was re-established in Governor's Office for Children as Advisory Board on After-School and Summer Opportunity Programs (Chapter 531, Acts of 2012; Code Human Services Article, secs. 8-1101 through 8-1107).

Repealed in 2016 (Chapter 32, Acts of 2016).

ANTI-HUNGER INITIATIVES & MARYLAND YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

CHILDREN'S COUNCILS
State oversight of these local councils ended in 1996. Now, each county and Baltimore City are responsible for their own children's council.

CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND
Vacancy, Director (410) 767-6219
Children's Trust Fund provided grants to public and private community organizations and agencies for innovative programs to prevent child abuse and provide treatment.

Authorization for Fund expired July 1, 2005.

CHILDREN'S TRUST FUND ADVISORY BOARD
Appointed by Governor to 3-year terms:
Amy J. Gleklen, Chair (chosen by Governor), 2006
Vacancy, Vice-Chair (chosen by Governor)
Richard W. Ferrigno, 2004; Ann C. Helton, 2004; Kim J. Amos, 2005; Rebecca B. Bridgett, Ed.D., 2005; Wendy G. Lane, M.D., 2005; Heather L. Mitchell, Esq., 2006; Rebecca A. Pooler, 2006; Stephanie M. Marks, 2007.

Organized in 1989, Children's Trust Fund Advisory Board reviewed applications for grants from Children's Trust Fund (Chapter 757, Acts of 1989).

Governor appointed Board's nine members to three-year terms.

Authorization for Board expired July 1, 2005 (Code 1957, Art. 49D, secs. 6-7).

COMMUNICATIONS
Reorganized as Public Relations and Information in Jan. 2000.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILIES
Reorganized in 2003 as Community Collaborations.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Under Interagency Initiatives, functions merged with other units in July 2009.

EARLY CHILDHOOD & HEAD-START PARTNERSHIPS
Reorganized as Head-Start Collaboration in Jan. 2000.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PARTNERSHIPS
In 1997, renamed Early Childhood and Head Start Partnerships.

FINANCE & OPERATIONS
In 2003, reformed as Operations.

FISCAL OFFICE
Reorganized as Finance and Operations in June 2006.

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON ADOLESCENT PREGNANCY
Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy was authorized in 1986 (Chapter 121, Acts of 1986). Council had been an independent agency located in Department of Human Resources for budgetary and administrative purposes. In 1990, Council transferred to Office for Children, Youth, and Families (Chapter 419, Acts of 1990).

Council worked to reduce unplanned teen pregnancies in Maryland. Concerned with social, educational, economic, health and legal problems of such pregnancy and parenthood, Council developed a statewide plan to reduce adolescent pregnancy and improve services to at-risk pregnant and parenting teenagers. Council promoted interdepartmental, public and private coordination of policies and programs.

Authorization for Council expired June 30, 2005 (Chapter 282, Acts of 2002).

GRANT & CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

HEAD-START COLLABORATION
Head-Start Collaboration formed as Early Childhood Partnerships within Office for Children, Youth, and Families in 1996. Renamed Early Childhood and Head-Start Partnerships in 1997 it reorganized as Head-Start Collaboration in 2000. Unit transferred to State Department of Education in July 2003. Head-Start Collaboration oversaw Head-Start Collaboration Network which began in 1993.

To better serve families in federal Head-Start Program, Head-Start Collaboration Network helped coordinate program with services in community. Network linked Head-Start services with those of local health-care providers, education agencies, child care programs, employment projects, and community organizations.

HEALTH POLICY
Formed in March 2001, Health Policy oversaw Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, and Maryland School-Based Health Center Initiative.

Reorganized in 2003 as Policies, Initiatives, and Councils.

HOME VISITING
In 2003, reorganized as Home Visiting Consortium and Healthy Families.

HOME VISITING CONSORTIUM & HEALTHY FAMILIES
Effective July 1, 2005, transferred to Division of Special Education and Early Intervention Services in State Department of Education (Chapter 585, Acts of 2005).

INFANTS & TODDLERS PROGRAM
In 1997, transferred to Division of Special Education, State Department of Education, and renamed Maryland Infants and Toddlers, Preschool Services Branch (Chapter 386, Acts of 1997).

INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Under Finance and Administration, function transferred to Department of Information Technology in Oct. 2015.

INTERAGENCY FUNDING STRATEGIES & RATES
Under Finance, renamed Interagency Rates in July 1998.

INTERAGENCY INITIATIVES
Reformed as Policy in June 2015.

INTERAGENCY POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Restructured as Programs and Policy in June 2006.

LICENSING POLICY BOARD
Under Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, Board merged with Resource Development Committee to become Resource Development and Licensing Committee in Aug. 1998.

"LISA L." COORDINATION
Moved to Mental Hygiene Administration, Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, in Jan. 2000.

LOCAL COORDINATING COUNCILS
Effective July 1, 2011, restructured as local care teams (
Chapter 604, Acts of 2011).

LOCAL MANAGEMENT BOARDS MONITORING
Local Management Boards Monitoring began in 2003 as Juvenile Justice and Local Management Boards Monitoring. Unit then was responsible for Office of Independent Juvenile Justice Monitor. In Feb. 2006, Independent Juvenile Justice Monitor transferred to Office of Attorney General (Chapter 12, Acts of 2006). Afterwards, unit focused on reviewing and assessing work of local management boards, which function in each county to organize and implement delivery of integrated services to children and their families.

In 2010, responsibility of review and assesment transferred to Grant and Contract Administration.

LOCAL MANAGEMENT BOARDS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
In 1995, Local Management Boards Technical Assistance started as System Integration Support Division within Office for Children, Youth, and Families. Renamed Service Integration Division in 1996, it became System Integration in 1997, Community Partnerships for Children, Youth, and Families in Dec. 1998, and Community Collaborations in 2003. In 2005, unit reorganized as Local Management Boards. In June 2006, it further reformed as Local Management Boards Monitoring, and Local Management Boards Technical Assistance.

Local Management Boards coordinated a system of local services for children, youth, and families (Code Human Services Article, secs. 8-301 through 8-305). Health, education, social and justice services are provided to young people who may be moved from their home because of abuse, neglect, delinquency, or special needs. In community, unit coordinated services so that Maryland children, placed in programs out-of-state, might be helped closer to home.

Functions of this unit moved to Grant and Contract Administration in 2010.

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Under Administration, combined with Research, Evaluation, and Planning to form Research, Evaluation, and Management Information Systems in 1998.

MARYLAND ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE HEAD-START COLLABORATION NETWORK
Maryland Advisory Council on the Head-Start Collaboration Network was established in 1995. Council worked through a steering committee and three standing committees concerned with Child Care, Health, and Community Capacity-Building.

In July 2003, Council transferred to State Department of Education.

MARYLAND AFTER-SCHOOL & SUMMER OPPORTUNITY FUND PROGRAM
Repealed in 2016 (
Chapter 32, Acts of 2016).

MARYLAND SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CENTER INITIATIVE
Effective July 1, 2005, transferred to Division of Student and School Services in State Department of Education (Chapter 585, Acts of 2005).

MARYLAND MAKING THE GRADE
Renamed Maryland School-Based Health Center Initiative in Jan. 1998.

OFFICE FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH, & FAMILIES
In July 2005, reorganized as Governor's Office for Children.

OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT JUVENILE JUSTICE MONITOR
In Feb. 2006, duties transferred to Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit within office of Attorney General.

OMBUDSMAN
Abolished in June 1998.

OPERATIONS
Abolished in June 2005, and functions assumed by Fiscal Office.

PERSONNEL, PROCUREMENT, & PURCHASING
Renamed Personnel and Procurement in Jan. 2000.

POLICIES, INITIATIVES, & COUNCILS
Reorganized as Interagency Policy Development in Oct. 2004.

POLICY & PLANNING
Restructured as Policies, Initiatives, and Councils in 2003.

POSITIVE YOUTH OUTCOMES
Under Programs and Policy, restructured as Prevention Strategies in March 2008.

PREVENTION STRATEGIES
Under Interagency Initiatives,

PROGRAM & POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Abolished in 1997.

PROGRAMS & POLICY
Reorganized as Interagency Initiatives in July 2009.

RATES SETTING
Under Interagency Funding Strategies and Rates, abolished in July 1998.

RESEARCH, EVALUATION, & DATA COLLECTION
Restructured as Research and Evaluation in June 2006.

RESEARCH, EVALUATION, & MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Reorganized in Jan. 2000 as two units: Research and Development, and Management Information Systems.

RESEARCH, EVALUATION, & MONITORING
Reorganized in 2003 as Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection.

RESEARCH, EVALUATION, & PLANNING
Under Administration, merged with Management Information Systems to form Research, Evaluation, and Management Information Systems in 1998.

RESEARCH & EVALUATION
Research and Evaluation formed in Feb. 2001 as Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring, and reorganized as Research, Evaluation, and Data Collection in 2003. It restructured as Research and Evaluation in June 2006. Under Interagency Initiatives, functions merged into other units in July 2009.

RESIDENTIAL CHILD & YOUTH CARE PRACTITIONERS IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
SUMMER STUDY WORK GROUP

Staff: Shanda C. Crowder (410) 767-6223; e-mail: scrowder@goc.state.md.us
web: http://goc.maryland.gov/rcyp_summer_study.html

Appointed by Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children:
Rosemary King Johnston, Chair
Bruce Anderson; Richard N. Bloom; Cheryl D. Brown; Regina M. Clay; Herbert S. Cromwell; Shanda C. Crowder; Deborah A. Donohue; Lori Doyle; Scott E. Finkelson; Mark Grover; Michael Hawkins; Sheila Mackertich; Kim Malat; Kimberly M. Mayer; Walter McNeil; Melissa Rock; Mary G. Rode; Mark Scott; Steven D. Sorin; Sequaya Tasker; Shelley L. Tinney; Albert A. Zachik, M.D.

In June 2011, Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners Implementation Plan Summer Study Work Group was authorized (Chapters 219 & 220, Acts of 2011).

Appointed by Executive Director of Governor's Office for Children, Work Group was to determine feasibility of certifying residential child and youth care practitioners by Oct. 1, 2015. Initially, certification of such practioners of State Board of Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals was to be required by Oct. 1, 2013 (Chapter 218, Acts of 2008). In 2010, that deadline was extended to Oct. 1, 2015 (Chapter 583, Acts of 2010).

In addition, Work Group was to develop an implementation plan to specify what adjustment in rates for residential child care programs would be needed to fund certification process, address a needed rate increase in State budget, and set a new implementation date if necessary.

On Sept. 1, 2011, Work Group reported to Governor and General Assembly.

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Abolished in 2003.

SERVICE INTEGRATION DIVISION
Renamed Systems Integration in 1997.

SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY
Under Policy, discontinued in July 2015.

STATE COORDINATING COUNCIL
In July 2002, renamed State Coordinating Council for Children (Chapter 282, Acts of 2002).

STATE COMMISSION ON INFANT MORTALITY PREVENTION
State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention was created in 1991 (Chapter 413, Acts of 1991). Commission was overseen by Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy from 1991 to Dec. 1993, when it came under Prevention and Early Intervention for Young Children. In 1995, it was placed under Policy and Program Development Division; in 1997, under Director; and, in 2000, under Policy and Planning.

Commission worked to reduce infant mortality in Maryland. In accordance with Infant Mortality Prevention Strategic Plan, it advised Governor on distribution of State community incentive grants to prevent infant deaths.

For maternal and infant health care, Commission also established a regional perinatal system. It recommended a system of perinatal surveillance and data collection, and sought to increase availability of skilled health care providers for needy pregnant women, mothers, and infants.

Commission had twenty members. Twelve were appointed to three-year terms by Governor. Eight served ex officio (Code 1957, Art. 49D, secs. 30-36).

On June 30, 2005, authorization for Commission expired (Chapter 282, Acts of 2002).

STATE COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT
In Feb. 2006, transferred to Department of Human Resources by agreement between Secretary of Human Resources and Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children.

SYSTEM INTEGRATION SUPPORT DIVISION
Renamed Service Integration Division in 1996.

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
In Dec. 1998, reorganized as Community Partnerships for Children, Youth, and Families.

SYSTEMS OF CARE INITIATIVE
Restructured as Community Resource Development in Aug. 2007.

SYSTEMS REFORM
Abolished in 2003.

YOUTH INITIATIVES
Renamed Youth Engagement and Homelessness in 2016.

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