Secretary of Juvenile Services, March 1, 2007 to January 7, 2011. Acting Secretary of Juvenile Services, February 22, 2007 to March 1, 2007.
Member, Task Force to Study Raising the Compulsory Public School Attendance Age to 18, 2007; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-09; Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2007-10.
Director of Juvenile Services, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, 2004-07.
Federal court-appointed monitor, Oregon, 1998, and Connecticut, 1998-, U.S. Dept. of Justice.
Executive Director, Montgomery County Youth Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1975-93. Division Administrator, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1994-2000. Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1995-2001.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1949. Temple University, B.S. (sociology). West Chester State College, M.S. (management-criminal justice); Nova University, graduate work (public administration). Served in U.S. Air Force, 1967-71. Director of East Coast Operations, Cornerstone Youth Programs, 2003-. President, DeVore & Associates (consulting services), 1995-. Assistant Professor, Villanova University, 1998-2007. Vice-President, Innovative Educational Programs, 2000-03. President, Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, 2003-. Past president, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers Association. Faculty member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; National District Attorneys Association. Member, American Society of Criminology. Leadership Award, Association for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice, 2008. Married; six children; two grandchildren.
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