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State Agencies

The Alcoholism Control Administration also
seeks out the assistance of public and voluntary
health, education, welfare, and rehabilitation
agencies in a concerted effort to prevent and treat
alcoholism. The Administration encourages alco-
holism rehabilitation programs in businesses and
industries in the State (Code 1957, Art. 2).


Vacancy, Assistant Secretary

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-6292

The Assistant Secretary for Health exercises
overall responsibility, on a Departmental basis,
for the organization, management, and direction
of the Juvenile Services, Laboratories, Preventive
Medicine, and Aged and Chronically 111 Adminis-
trations. The Assistant Secretary also provides ad-
ministrative support and guidance for the State's
Post Mortem Examiners.

The Assistant Secretary for Health assures ap-
propriate development and implementation of
policies, procedures, regulations, and standards
that ensure delivery of improved health services.
The Assistant Secretary for Health promotes a
high degree of collaborative working relationships
within the Department and performs such other
duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Secre-
tary and Secretary.


Rex C. Smith, Director
Jesse E. Williams, Jr., Deputy Director
William C. Litsinger, Jr., Assistant Director
Ronald J. Blake, Assistant Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-3773

The Department of Juvenile Services, created
by Chapter 126, Acts of 1966, is the central coor-
dinating administrative agency for juvenile inves-
tigation, probation, and after-care services and for
State juvenile diagnostic, training, detention, and
rehabilitation institutions. The Director is ap-
pointed by the Governor upon the recommenda-
tion of the Secretary of Health and Mental Hy-

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giene. The Deputy Director is appointed by the
Director with the approval of the Secretary.

The Administration certifies for operation with-
in the State the public and private institutions,
organizations, and agencies that deal with the De-
partment in the area of juvenile delinquency.

The Administration supervises two State train-
ing schools. This includes development and pro-
mulgation of regulations, standards of care, and
policies affecting operation and management of
programs serving children in these schools.

The Administration also supervises the State's
four Youth Centers, formerly known as Forestry
Camps, for delinquent boys. It is authorized to
transfer boys to these Centers from Boys' Village,
Montrose School, and the Maryland Training
School for Boys who could benefit from such

The Administration supervises intake, proba-
tion, and after-care post-institutional supervision
and counseling staff to all juvenile courts. Proba-
tion and after-care are separate functions, with
probation being the supervision of youngsters
who are adjudicated delinquent but not institu-
tionalized, and after-care being the supervision
and counseling of youngsters for a prescribed pe-
riod of time upon their release from an institution
(Code 1957, Art. 52A, secs. 2-23).


Harold L. Johnson, Superintendent
Cheltenham 20623 Telephone: 372-8556

This institution was established by Chapter
392, Acts of 1870, as the House of Reformation
for Colored Boys. By Chapter 70, Acts of 1937, it
became known as the Cheltenham School for
Boys. The present name was adopted by Chapter
692, Acts of 1949.

Boys' Village of Maryland is under the supervi-
sion, direction, control, and general management
of the Juvenile Services Administration in accor-
dance with Article 52A, secs. 11-12, of the Anno-
tated Code of Maryland. The School provides for
the care and detention of boys awaiting further
court disposition. The Juvenile Services Adminis-
tration, working in close cooperation with the
Mental Retardation Administration, has allocated
one cottage for the care and treatment of selected
mentally retarded youngsters. Juvenile Services
also has made facilities available for both day and


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