One Plaza Center, 120 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2001. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Appointed by Governor: Kimberly M. Armstrong; Audrey Moore Bennett; Luis M. Chavez; John E. Deasy, Ph.D.; Reginald G. Garnett; Candace Kattar; Tina A. Maddox; Elizabeth Park; Arleen Rogan, Ph.D.; C. Anthony Thompson; Robin A. Tomechko; Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D.; Albert A. Zachik, M.D.
Appointed by House Speaker: Doyle L. Niemann
Ex officio: Charles J. Buckler, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; John M. Colmers, Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene; Brenda Donald, Secretary of Human Resources; Donald W. DeVore, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Carmen A. Brown, Executive Director, Office of Licensing & Monitoring, Dept. of Human Resources; Kristen M. Mahoney, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention; Laurel Albin, designee of Public Defender.
Staff: Lauren B. Gordon
The Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force was authorized on July 1, 2006 (Chapter 466, Acts of 2006). The Task Force is to study, survey, and assess the adequacy, quality and quantity of delinquency prevention and diversion services provided to juvenile offenders in Maryland. Such services, which could be mandated, include: behavior management and counseling; drug and alcohol treatment; monitoring; relocation; community service; family and parental counseling; and mental health services. They also may cover job, career and skills training; work opportunities; tattoo removal; mentoring; social and health services; after-school programs; youth bureau services; truancy and drop-out prevention policy and programs; general education development (G.E.D); vocational and alternative high school programs; school re-entry options; and community conferencing programs. Further, the Task Force will review what services are provided to youths who are processed through intake by the Department of Juvenile Services but are not adjudicated delinquent or committed to a juvenile facility.
Authorization for the Task Force expired September 30, 2008, but the Task Force continues to meet.
July 1, 2009
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