Member, Governor's Executive Council, 2007-; Children's Cabinet, 2007-. Member, Cease Fire Council, 2007-; State Child Fatality Review Team, 2007-; State Coordinating Council for Children, 2007-; Advisory Council to the Children's Cabinet, 2007-; Correctional Training Commission, 2007-; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-; Maryland State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council, 2007-; Governor's Family Violence Council (formerly Governor's Council on Family Violence Prevention), 2007-; Judges, Masters and Juvenile Justice Committee, 2007-; Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2007-; Coordinating Council for Juvenile Services Educational Programs, 2007-; Mental Health Transformation Working Group, 2007-; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 2007-; Task Force to Study Prison Violence in Maryland, 2007-; Maryland School-Based Health Care Policy Advisory Council, 2007-; Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, 2007-; State's Attorneys Liaison Committee, 2007-; Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, 2007-; State Board of Victim Services, 2007-; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health and Social Services by State Agencies, 2008-; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 2009-; Task Force on Prisoner Re-entry, 2009-. Board of Directors, Maryland Workforce Corporation, 2009-.
Member, Task Force to Study Raising the Compulsory Public School Attendance Age to 18, 2007; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08.
Director of Juvenile Services, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, 2004-07.
Federal court-appointed monitor, Oregon, 1998, and Connecticut, 1998-, U.S. Dept. of Justice.
Executive Director, Montgomery County Youth Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1975-93. Division Administrator, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1994-2000. Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1995-2001.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1949. Temple University, B.S. (sociology). West Chester State College, M.S. (management-criminal justice); Nova University, graduate work (public administration). Served in U.S. Air Force, 1967-71. Director of East Coast Operations, Cornerstone Youth Programs, 2003-. President, DeVore & Associates (consulting services), 1995-. Assistant Professor, Villanova University, 1998-2007. Vice-President, Innovative Educational Programs, 2000-03. President, Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, 2003-. Past president, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers Association. Faculty member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; National District Attorneys Association. Member, American Society of Criminology. Leadership Award, Association for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice, 2008. Married; six children; two grandchildren.
July 1, 2009
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