JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM COUNCIL

V. Glenn Fueston, Jr., Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Nathaniel R. Balis; Stuart P. Campbell; Heather N. Chapman; Lynn D. Davis; Terry Dodson; Matthew E. Fonseca; Eric N. Ford; Jabriera S. Handy; Michael S. Harrison; Rosemary King Johnston; Pauline Mandel, Esq.; David A. McGlone; Scott D. Shellenberger; Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D. Terms expire 2021.

Appointed by Senate President: Jill P. Carter; William C. Smith, Jr.; Christopher R. West.

Appointed by House Speaker: Luke H. Clippinger; Charlotte Crutchfield; Jesse T. Pippy.

Appointed by Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Maryland: Michael J. Stamm

Ex officio: Hannibal Kemerer, Esq., designee of Attorney General; Michael T. Guilbault, Ph.D., designee of Secretary of Health; Valerie Douglas, designee of Secretary of Human Services; Sam J. Abed, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Robert L. Green, Secretary of Public Safety & Correctional Services; Sylvia A. Lawson, Ph.D., designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Jennifer L. Egan, Esq., designee of Public Defender.


[photo, Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle (from Bladen St.), Annapolis, Maryland] Staff: Jameson D. Lancaster; Lauren C. Nestor; Jennifer L. Young.

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Legislative Services Building, 90 State Circle (from Bladen St.), Annapolis, Maryland, July 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


In June 2019, the Juvenile Justice Reform Council was authorized by the General Assembly (Chapter 253, Acts of 2019).

First, the Council established an advisory stakeholder group. With that group, the Council conducted roundtable discussion forums all over the State, maximizing public participation. Using data, the Council developed a statewide policy framework of strategies to increase public safety and reduce recidivism of young offenders. To treat juveniles who come in contact with the criminal and juvenile justice systems, best practices were researched by the Council. Ways to limit contact of juveniles with the criminal and juvenile justice systems or otherwise mitigate the risk factors that lead to such contact were to be identified and recommended by the Council.

In pursuit of its goals, the Council was authorized, if it so chose, to request technical assistance from the Abell Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Council of State Governments, the Vera Institute of Justice, or similar organizations.

In January 2021, the Council submitted its final report to the Governor and General Assembly.

In June 2021, a further report was required by the General Assembly, and authorization for the Council was extended from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022 (Chapter 596, Acts of 2021).

The Council completed its work and submitted its final supplemental report to the Governor and General Assembly in October 2021.

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