Tracy Watkins-Tribbitt, Director, Foster Care Court-Improvement Project
Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, August 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Appointed by Chief Judge, Court of Appeals: Theresa M. Adams; Cyntrice Bellamy-Mills; Philip T. Caroom; William O. Carr; Edward R. K. Hargadon; Zakia Mahasa; Leslie A. McMillan; Katherine D. Savage; Ann R. Sparrough; Peter M. Tabatsko; one vacancy.
Appointed by Senate President: Robert A. (Bobby) Zirkin
Appointed by House Speaker: Kathleen M. Dumais
Ex officio: Sabrena McAllister, Administrator, State Citizens Review Board for Children; Carnitra D. White, State Director of Social Services.
Katherine D. Savage, Chair
Patrick L. Woodward, Chair
David W. Young, Chair
Maryland's plan recommended that the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals form the Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee to monitor the Project, and hire a Director to oversee implementation of the plan. The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals authorized the Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee in 1997.
Through four subcommittees, the Foster Care Court-Improvement Implementation Committee works to carry out the recommendations included in the State plan. The Committee approves grant expenditures and proposes changes to statutes and rules. It also sets priorities; fosters support and cooperation between judicial and executive agencies (and any other parties affected by implementation); and acts as judicial liaison with local, State and federal agencies.
Committee members are selected from the membership of the Family and Domestic Relations Law Committee and the Juvenile Law Committee of the Maryland Judicial Conference. Two members serve ex officio.
July 1, 2009
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