DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES

SECRETARY


[photo, Sam J. Abed, Maryland Secretary of Juvenile Services] SAM J. ABED, Secretary of Juvenile Services



Secretary of Juvenile Services since March 25, 2011. Acting Secretary, February 4 to March 25, 2011.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2011-; Children's Cabinet, 2011-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2011-; Governor's Overdose Prevention Council, 2014-15. Member, Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2011; Maryland Integrated Map (MDiMap) Executive Committee, 2011-12; Task Force on Prisoner Re-Entry, 2011-12; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2011-12. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2011-16. Member, Cease Fire Council, 2011-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2011-; State Coordinating Council for Children, 2011-; Correctional Training Commission, 2011-; Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Baltimore City, 2011-17; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2011-15; Governor's Family Violence Council, 2011-; Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 2011-; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 2013-; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2011-; State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision, 2011-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2011-17; Maryland School-Based Health Center Policy Advisory Council, 2011-15; Sexual Offender Advisory Board, 2011-; Maryland Commission on Suicide Prevention, 2011-; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2011-; State Board of Victim Services, 2011-. Member, Advisory Board on After-School and Summer Opportunity Programs, 2012-16; Council for the Procurement of Health, Educational and Social Services, 2012-; Task Force to Study Housing and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, 2013-14; Task Force on Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, 2013-14; Governor's Commission for Effective Community Inclusion of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2013-15; Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2013-19; Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2014-; Youth Apprenticeship Advisory Committee, 2014-; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-16; Behavioral Health Advisory Council, 2015-; Work Group to Study Safe Harbor Policy for Youth Victims of Human Trafficking, 2015-19; Governor's Workforce Development Board (formerly Governor's Workforce Investment Board), 2015-; Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System, 2016-17; Task Force to Combat Habitual Student Truancy, 2016-18; Commission on the School-to-Prison Pipeline and Restorative Practices, 2017-19; Interagency Disabilities Board, 2017-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee on Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs, 2017-; Task Force to Study Maryland's Criminal Gang Statutes, 2018-20; Juvenile Services Education Programs Work Group, 2018-20; School Safety Subcabinet Advisory Board, 2018-; Work Group to Study Shelter and Supportive Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Minors, 2019-20; Maryland Longitudinal Data System Center Governing Board, 2019-. Chair, Juvenile Justice Reform Council, 2019-.

Former assistant commonwealth attorney, Sussex County, Virginia, and City of Norfolk, Virginia. Member, Virginia Commission for National and Community Service, 2002-05.

Chief Deputy Director of Operations, Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice, 2006-10.

Born in Virginia. Attended Monacan High School, North Chesterfield, Virginia; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S. (psychology), 1997; Arabic Language Institute internship, American University in Cairo, 1997; T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 2001. Member, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, 2012-. Very Important Professional, Daily Record, 2013.

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