GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION TO REFORM MARYLAND'S PRETRIAL SYSTEM


[photo, Hampton Plaza, 300 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland] Richard M. Karceski, Esq., Chair (chosen by Governor), 2014

Appointed by Governor: L. Jesse Bane; Cherise Fanno Burdeen; Brian J. Frank, Esq.; Paul F. Kemp, Esq.; Dorothy J. Lennig, Esq.; Timothy F. Maloney, Esq.; Mary Lou McDonough; Capt. Michael R. Merican; Steven I. Platt; Jacqueline Robarge; Michael Schatzow, Esq.; Scott D. Shellenberger; Angela Y. Talley; Rev. Sheridan T. Yeary, Ph.D. Terms expire 2014.

Appointed by Senate President: Christopher B. Shank; Robert A. Zirkin.

Appointed by House Speaker: Luke H. Clippinger; Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk.

Ex officio: John P. Morrissey, designee of Chief Judge, Court of Appeals; Wendell M. France, designee of Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Tammy M. Brown, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention; Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., Public Defender.

Hampton Plaza, 300 East Joppa Road, Towson, Maryland, May 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff: Lisa Smith

c/o Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention
Hampton Plaza, Suite 1105
300 East Joppa Road, Baltimore, MD 21286 - 3016
(410) 821-2822; 1-877-687-9004 (toll free); fax: (410) 321-3116
e-mail: lsmith@goccp.state.md.us
web: www.goccp.maryland.gov/pretrial/index.php

In May 2014, Governor's Commission to Reform Maryland's the Pretrial System was initiated by the Governor (Executive Order 01.01.2014.09).

To ensure that Maryland operates an equitable and efficient statewide pretrail program, the Commission examined Maryland's pretrial system, as well as those of other states and municipalities. It considered methods to reduce the amount of time that low-risk arrestees are detained, and other methods of pretrial diversion; and evaluated objective, validated risk assessment tools for these purposes.

In December 2014, the Commission submitted its final report to the Governor, Senate President, and House Speaker.

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