DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES

DEFUNCT AGENCIES


ADMINISTRATION
Abolished in 2000; functions assumed by Departmental Support.

ADMINISTRATION
Restructured as Support Services in Dec. 2008.

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Under Administration, restructured as Resource Management in Dec. 2008.

ADMISSIONS
In March 2004, restructured as Program Services under Programs.

ADMISSIONS & COMMUNITY JUSTICE
Reorganized in 2003 as Restorative Justice Operations.

AREA OFFICES
To administer intake, probation, and aftercare for delinquent youth, State was divided into five areas with local field offices serving each county and Baltimore City. Youths who broke law or exhibited uncontrollable behavior entered juvenile justice system through these local offices.

Young people were referred to a local office of juvenile justice by law enforcement agencies, other government agencies, parents, or concerned citizens. Following referral, an intake officer assessed youth and determined most appropriate course of action. Intake officer could recommend formal court proceedings; place minor on voluntary informal supervision for up to 90 days; dismiss youth with a warning; or disapprove a case for insufficient evidence.

Through intake services, local area office decided for each minor whether court proceedings were appropriate. Local area office also recommended to court whether adjudicated delinquents should be placed on probation, in a day program, or committed to a residential facility. During probation and throughout youth's stay at a residential facility, local area office maintained contact with a juvenile's case manager. Minors were monitored in a similar fashion after their release.

In July 2006, Area 3 Office (Western Maryland) transferred to Western Regional Operations.

Formerly under Community Justice Programs, Area Offices were administered by their local regional offices by Feb. 2009.

AUDIT & COMPLIANCE
Under Office of Investigations and Audits, reorganized as Audit and transferred to Office of Secretary in Jan. 2008.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Restructured as Program Support in Dec. 2008, with a behavioral health unit.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
Under Office of Professional Services, reorganized as Behavioral Health and Victim Services in 2011.

BUDGET & FINANCE
Renamed Fiscal Planning and Management in 2002.

BUDGET MANAGEMENT
Renamed Budget and Managing for Results in 2000.

CAPITAL PLANNING
Under Departmental Support, renamed Capital Planning and Facility Maintenance in 2000.

CAPITAL PLANNING & FACILITY MAINTENANCE
Under Departmental Support, renamed Facility Management in March 2003. In 2004, it once more became Capital Planning and Facility Maintenance until June 2007, when Capital Planning moved to Budget and Finance, and remaining functions again became Facility Management.

COMMISSION ON JUVENILE JUSTICE JURISDICTION
Lavinia Jackson, Coordinator (410) 230-3154

Chair: Bishop L. Robinson, Secretary of Juvenile Justice

Appointed by Secretary of Juvenile Justice: Henry Brownstein, Ph.D.; James R. Craze; Edward T. Cummins; Bart K. Lubow; Charles F. Shilling; Jonathan Smith, Esq.; Frank R. Weathersbee, Esq.

Appointed by Senate President: Timothy R. Ferguson; Ralph M. Hughes; Philip C. Jimeno.

Appointed by House Speaker: Dana Lee Dembrow; Kenneth C. Montague, Jr.; Joseph F. Vallario, Jr.

Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Dennis M. McHugh; David W. Young.

Ex officio: Bruce P. Martin, designee of Attorney General; Emelda P. Johnson, Secretary of Human Resources; Beverly B. Carter, Esq., designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Col. David B. Mitchell, Secretary of State Police; JoAnne L. Carter, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Earl El-Amin, designee of Special Secretary for Children, Youth, & Families; Stephen E. Harris, Public Defender.

Final report submitted on Sept. 30, 2001.

COMMITTED & DETENTION PROGRAMS
Functions restructured within Residential Services Division in 2000.

COMMITTED FACILITIES
Committed Facilities was initiated as Residential Programs and reorganized as Committed Programs in 1992. Renamed Committed and Detention Programs in 1996, it reformed as Committed Programs in 2000, and as Committed Facilities was placed under Secure Detention and Committed Facilities in March 2004.

In March 2005, all State juvenile facilities were placed under Detention and Residential Operations.

COMMUNITY & FAMILY PARTNERSHIPS
Established in 2007, Community and Family Parnerships worked to strengthen the ties between youth and their families and communities. Through a system of family liaisons, training was offered to parents and families on healthy youth and family development; navigating the social education and juvenile justice systems; how to successfully advocate for a child; and other issues that enable families to stay involved.

Community and Family Partnerships funded youth development programs, covering art, life skills, self-esteem, social skills, and job readiness, which helped youth move from juvenile facilities back into the community. A mentoring program was established with The Johns Hopkins University. Other partnerships included a pre-apprenticeship program with the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation; and summer employment through the Maryland Civic Justice Corps of the Deparment of Natural Resources.

COMMUNITY & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Under Community Services Supervision, reorganized as Community Affairs and moved under Chief of Staff in March 2004.

COMMUNITY DETENTION
Under Field Services Division, renamed Community Detention and Electronic Monitoring in 1994.

COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Community Justice Programs was established in 1989 as Program Support Services Division. Renamed Program Services Division in 1990, it merged in 1992 with Administrative Services Division to form Administrative and Program Services Division. In 1996, administrative services were assigned to Administration (under Deputy Secretary), and Division resumed its former name as Program Services Division. In 2000, it reorganized as Admissions under Restorative Justice Operations. In Jan. 2002, division transferred to Admissions and Community Justice. In March 2004, it restructured as Program Services under Programs. In March 2005, it reformed as Community Justice Programs under Operations.

Under Community Justice Programs were local Area Offices, Community Detention and Electronic Monitoring, and Placement Services.

As Department moved to regionalization, Community Justice Programs was phased out, beginning in July 2008 and completed by Feb. 2009.

COMMUNITY SERVICES SUPERVISION
Restructured as Program Services in March 2004.

CONTRACTUAL RESIDENTIAL CENTERS
Under contract with Department, private firms formerly operated three residential centers: Victor Cullen Center; Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School; and Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center. In April 2002, Victor Cullen Center closed. On April 1, 2004, Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School returned to being operated by Department as did Victor Cullen Center in July 2007.

From April 2004 to Nov. 2008, only Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center continued to be run by a private contractor.

CULLEN TASK FORCE
Appointed by Secretary of Juvenile Services:
Dale W. Schroyer, Chair
Rudy Adams; Neil L. Bergsman; Patricia Faught; M. Anne Fox; Kathryn C. Marr; Robert E. McElvie, Jr.; Gustava E. Taler; Joseph I. Tiberi; Marie Wagner; Delmas P. Wood; Elizabeth J. Wright.

In July 2004, Secretary of Juvenile Services formed Cullen Task Force to create a specialized program tailored to needs of Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County.

Work of Task Force was completed when Cullen Center reopened in July 2007.

DEPARTMENTAL SUPPORT
Restructured as Business Services in Dec. 2008.

DETENTION & RESIDENTIAL OPERATIONS
Under Residential Services, Detention and Residential Operations organized in March 2005 to oversee Facility Operations and Transportation Services. Detention and Residential Operations oversaw committed facilities and detention facilities.

Phased out by Feb. 2009 as Department shifted to regional delivery of services.

EQUAL JUSTICE & POLICY
Disbanded in July 2005; functions transferred to other units.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Formerly under Residential Services, Educational Services transferred to Program Support in December 2008, and as Education, to Office of Professional Services in Feb. 2009. It reformed as Educational Services in Feb. 2010.

Since 2004, responsibility for education of juveniles residing in institutions under the jurisdiction of Department of Juvenile Services had been transitioning to State Department of Education. By July 1, 2012, all educational services offered by residential facilities of Department of Juvenile Services were administered by Juvenile Services Education Program of State Department of Education. As of July 2008, that program was responsible for education at Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center; J. DeWeese Carter Center; Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center; Charles H. Hickey, Jr., School; and Victor Cullen Center.

Abolished in July 2013.

FACILITY MANAGEMENT
Under Business Services.

FISCAL PLANNING & MANAGEMENT
Reorganized as Budget and Finance under Departmental Support in March 2004.

FIELD SERVICES DIVISION
In 2000, reorganized as Community Justice Supervision.

GANG INTERVENTION & INVESTIGATION UNIT
Under Office of Investigations and Advocacy, renamed Gang Prevention Unit under Office of Inspector General in July 2008.

GIRLS' SERVICES STRATEGIC PLAN TASK FORCE
Co-Chair: Donald W. DeVore, Secretary of Juvenile Services
Co-Chair: Charlotte L. Bright, Ph.D.

Legislative members: Adelaide C. Eckardt; Ana Sol Gutierrez; Guy J. Guzzone.

Girls' Services Strategic Plan Task Force was convened by Secretary of Juvenile Services in May 2010. Task Force was to develop a long-range, gender-specific plan to meet needs of girls in juvenile justice system; keep them from getting lost in system by focusing on their different and complex histories and needs; examine continuum of services to girls, specifically re-entry and aftercare services; and influence existing programs and how they are implemented for girls.

Last met in Oct. 2010.

GRANTS & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Under Restorative Justice Operations, reorganized as Research and Program Development in 2003.

HEALTH SERVICES
Formerly under Residential Services Division, transferred to Health Care Services under Admissions, and renamed Medical Services in 2000.

INTAKE
Formerly under Admissions, absorbed into Placement Services under Program Services in March 2004.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COLLABORATIONS
In July 2007, reorganized as Grant and Resource Development under Budget and Finance.

JUDICIAL LIAISON COMMITTEE
Renamed Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee in 1996.

JUVENILE DETENTION ALTERNATIVES INITIATIVE & DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT
Under Support Services, renamed Systems Support in May 2013.

JUVENILE JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL
Within Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Juvenile Justice Advisory Council formed in 1984 as an independent unit (Executive Order 01.01.1984.08). Council replaced Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, first appointed by Governor in 1980 to comply with requirements of federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended (P.L. 93-415, 42 U.S.C., sec. 5633 (a)). In 1987, Council was placed under Juvenile Services Agency (Executive Order 01.01.1987.21). Council became part of Governor's Office in 1988 (Executive Order 01.01.1988.01). As a subcommittee of Governor's Advisory Board for Justice Administration, Council reformed in 1992 (Executive Order 01.01.1992.02). In 1995, Council transferred to Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention (Executive Order 01.01.1995.18) and, in June 2002, to Department of Juvenile Justice, now Department of Juvenile Services (Executive Order 01.01.2002.02).

Council advised Governor and State agencies on juvenile justice system and prevention of juvenile delinquency. Council also was designated State agency to receive formula grant funds under provisions of federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-415), as amended by Juvenile Justice Amendments of 1992 (P.L. 102-586). In accordance with federal act, Council developed an annual plan, established grant procedures, and awarded grants to State and local government agencies for projects that support juvenile justice and prevent delinquency.

In Aug. 2005, replaced by Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council (Executive Order 01.01.2005.37).

JUVENILE JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL
Staff: William L. Howard, Ed.D. (410) 260-1298

In Sept. 2000, Chief Judge of Court of Appeals and Secretary of Juvenile Justice formed Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council. Council fostered communication, collaboration, and coordination among courts, department, and agencies (public or private) who provide services to children within jurisdiction of juvenile justice system.

Last met in 2002.

MANAGEMENT SERVICES & QUALITY ASSURANCE
Under Office of Professional Responsibility and Accountability, abolished in July 2002.

MAPLE RUN FORESTRY CAMP
General Assembly appropriated funds in 1965 to establish a forestry camp at Maple Run in Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany County (Chapter 743, Acts of 1965). In April 1967, Camp opened with facilities for thirty-five boys.

Renamed Maple Run Youth Center in 1977.

MAPLE RUN YOUTH CENTER
Closed in April 2001.

MARYLAND YOUTH RESIDENCE CENTER
721 Woodbourne Ave., Baltimore, MD 21212

Maryland Youth Residence Center began in 1972 as a residence for delinquent boys committed by court. In June 1994, it was converted to a shelter care facility for up to twenty-four boys, ages 14 to 18. Under Shelter Care Program, boys who needed supervision but were not deemed dangerous were housed while they awaited a court hearing or placement in another residence. Center provided them with education, recreation, medical services, and individual, group and family counseling. Center also housed up to twelve boys, ages 16 to 18, who attended Living Classroom Program, which prepared them for employment in maritime trades. In Jump Start Program, Center also had up to twelve boys, age 13 or under.

In early Fiscal Year 2008, Center closed due to life and safety code issues. Currently housing offices for Community Detention and Electronic Monitoring, Center requires total renovation for future use as shelter care.

MEDICAL SERVICES
Under Program Support, fuctions decentralized and transferred to regional offices by Feb. 2009.

OFFICE OF BUSINESS SERVICES
Office of Business Services started as Budget and Management Division in 1987. Renamed Administrative Services Division in 1990, it merged with Program Services Division in 1992 to form Administrative and Program Services Division. In 1996, program services were assigned to Program Services Division and office of Administration was created to manage administrative functions. In 2000, Departmental Support assumed functions of Administration. In March 2004, it moved under Administration. It reorganized as Business Services in Dec. 2008, and Office of Business Services in Feb. 2009.

Abolished in Jan. 2010; functions transferred to Office of Resource Management.

OFFICE OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Reorganized as Office of Community Resource Development in 2000.

OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS & ADVOCACY
Under Administration, reorganized as Office of Inspector General in July 2008.

OFFICE OF INVESTIGATIONS & AUDITS
In Jan. 2008, audit function separated out; office restructured as Office of Investigations and Advocacy.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
In March 2004, renamed Human Resources.

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBLITY
Under Administration, restructured as Office of Investigations and Audits in June 2007.

OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
In February 2009, the Office of Professional Services formed under Support Services. It moved to Operations in February 2010.

The Office integrated behavioral, somatic health, and education services for youth being served by the Department both in residential facilities and in the community.

Encompassing some of the functions from the former Program Support, the Office was responsible for: Behavioral Health Services; Educational Services; the Resource Office; Somatic Health Services; and Special Reviews.

Under Operations, abolished in June 2011.

OFFICE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY
The Office of Quality Assurance and Accountability organized under Administration in May 2007. It reformed under Support Services in 2008.

The Office evaluated services provided by the Department, conducted data-based measurement and analysis of services, and worked towards effective improvements. It oversaw: Community and Family Partnerships; Inspector General; Internal Audit; Program Evaluation; Quality Improvement; and Workforce and Leadership Development.

Abolished in July 2011.

OFFICE OF RESEARCH, EVALUATION, & PLANNING

OFFICE OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Within Support Services, the Office of Resource Management was responsible for Budget and Finance; Capital Planning; General Services; Human Resources; Information Technology; and Procurement. It also oversaw Minority Business Enterprise.

OFFICE OF STRATEGIC ANALYSIS
Under Support Services, renamed Office of Research, Evaluation, and Planning in Jan. 2010.

PLACEMENT & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Formerly under Intake, restructured as Placement Services and moved under Program Services in March 2004.

PLACEMENT SERVICES
Under Program Services Division, renamed Placement and Resource Management.

POLICY
Policy began as Professional Standards, created under Office of Professional Responsibility and Accountability in July 2000. In March 2004, it combined with program development component from Research and Program Development to form Policy and Program Development under Equal Justice and Policy. In July 2005, it transferred to Departmental Support as Policy.

In July 2007, some functions transferred to Best Practices under Quality Assurance and Accountability.

POLICY & PLANNING

POLICY & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Under Equal Justice and Policy, moved under Departmental Support in July 2005, and split into two separate entitities: Policy, and Program Development.

PREVENTIVE PROGRAMS
Under Office of Professional Services, initiated in Feb. 2009; eliminated in July 2009 due to budgetary constraints.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
In March 2004, moved from Office of Professional Responsibility and Accountability to Equal Justice and Policy, and restructured as Policy and Program Development.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Program Development defined programs and contract specifications for services provided by private sector. These services included management of residential facilities and community detention; and counseling, drug treatment, mentoring, and community service programs.

Program Development started as Program and Contract Development in Oct. 1992, became Grants and Program Development in 1998, and Research and Program Development in 2003. Program development component combined with Professional Standards to form Policy and Program Development under Equal Justice and Policy in March 2004. Policy and Program Development split in July 2005 and moved to Departmental Support as separate units.

Disbanded in July 2007; some functions transferred to Quality Improvement under Quality Assurance and Accountability.

PROGRAM EVALUATION
Under Office of Inspector General, Restructured as Quality Assurance in June 2011.

PROGRAM SERVICES
Under Operations, reorganized as Community Justice Programs in March 2005.

PROGRAM SERVICES DIVISION
Reorganized in 2000 as Admissions.

PROGRAM SUPPORT
Under Admissions, Program Support formed in July 2000 as Health Care Services. In March 2004, it was renamed Health Services under Programs. In Dec. 2004, Health Services divided into two componenents: Behavioral Health Services, and Somatic Health Services. In March 2005, Behavioral Health Services was placed directly under Deputy Secretary for Operations, while Medical Services transferred to Residential Services. Behavioral Health Services reformed in Dec. 2008 as Program Support under Regional Operations.

Under Regional Operations, restructured as Office of Professional Services under Support Services in Feb. 2009.

PROGRAMS
Renamed Operations in March 2005.

REGIONAL OPERATIONS
Renamed Operations in Feb. 2009.

RESEARCH & PLANNING
Renamed Research and Evaluation in Dec. 2008.

RESEARCH & PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
In March 2004, moved from Office of Secretary to Equal Justice and Policy, functions divided between Policy and Program Development, and Research and Planning.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
In 1987, Residential Services started as Institution and Detention Services Division. Renamed Facilities and Residential Services Division in 1989, it reorganized as Residential Services Division in 1992. It restructured in March 2004 as Residential Services under Programs, which became Operations in March 2005.

By Feb. 2009, oversight of State residences for youth committed or detained by court transferred to six decentralized regional offices.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Under Operations, in May 2015 split into two offices: Commitment Facilities, and Detention Services.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE OPERATIONS
Abolished in 2002; functions dispersed to Admissions and Community Justice, and Residential Services.

SPECIALIZED OPERATIONS
Under Administration, functions absorbed by Budget and Finance in Jan. 1997.

STANDARDS & COMPLIANCE
Under Admissions, reorganized as Management Services and Quality Assurance in 2000 and moved under Office of Professional Responsibility and Accountability.

STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION
Under Residential Services, renamed Transportation Services in March 2004.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Under Program Services Division, reformed as Special Programs in Oct. 1996.

TALENT MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Under Support Services, restructured as Professional Training and Education in Feb. 2014.

THOMAS O'FARRELL YOUTH CENTER
7960 Henryton Road, Marriottsville, MD 21103

Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center opened in 1986 and was operated by private firms under contract with the Department. Located in Carroll County, Center treated juveniles who committed drug-related offenses or crimes against people and property. It served up to forty boys: chronic offenders, ages 13 to 18, for an average of nine months in a secure residence.

Closed on Nov. 30, 2008.

TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Under Office of Quality Assurance and Accountability, restructured as Workforce and Leadership Development in May 2007.

VICTOR CULLEN ACADEMY
Renamed Victor Cullen Center in Oct. 2000.

WASHINGTON COUNTY HOLDOVER FACILITY
In response to a federal initiative to move minors out of jails for adults, Maryland erected two holdover facilities in late 1970s to confine alleged or adjudicated juvenile delinquents. Detention in a holdover facility was limited to less than 72 hours. One facility closed in 1991 due to cost containment.

Washington County Holdover Facility in Hagerstown closed Oct. 1, 2003, after Western Maryland Children's Center opened.

WILLIAM DONALD SCHAEFER HOUSE (Baltimore City)
(formerly V00E0104, V00A0701, & 40.01.07.01)
Johnitha R. McNair, Director (410) 230-3189; e-mail:
johnitha.mcnair@maryland.gov

907-909 Druid Park Lake Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217

Opened in 1972 as Group Home for Boys, William Donald Schaefer House was renamed in April 1992 for Governor William Donald Schaefer. Its program was designed for boys, ages 14 to 18, with a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Located in a residential community, House provided substance abuse treatment for up to nineteen male low-risk offenders. After an average stay of 90 days, youth transitioned to an intensive aftercare program in their home community.

Closed June 2016 due to lack of funding.

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