[photo, St. Paul Plaza, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland] C. Anthony Muse, Chair (chosen by Governor)

Appointed by Governor: Michael S. Ito, Psy.D.

Appointed by Senate President: C. Anthony Muse; Victor R. Ramirez; Justin D. Ready.

Appointed by House Speaker: Keith E. Haynes; Jay Jalisi, M.D.; Elizabeth G. (Susie) Proctor.

Appointed by Secretary of Juvenile Services: three vacancies

St. Paul Plaza, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

Ex officio: Sam J. Abed, Secretary of Juvenile Services; Arlene F. Lee, Executive Director, Governor's Office for Children; Paul B. DeWolfe, Jr., Public Defender; Thomas N. (Nicholas) Moroney, Director, Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit, Office of Attorney General; Rebecca Wagner, Executive Director, Advocates for Children & Youth; Glenard S. Middleton, Sr., Executive Director, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Maryland; Phillip V. Lee, Sr., Chair, Community Public Awareness Council; Gerald Stansbury, President, Maryland Chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Karen J. Kruger, Executive Director, Maryland Sheriffs' Association.

Staff: Margi T. Joshi
c/o Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit
Office of Attorney General
St. Paul Plaza, 200 St. Paul Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 576-6968
e-mail: mjoshi@oag.state.md.us

Ricardo A. Flores
c/o Office of Public Defender
William Donald Schaefer Tower, Suite 1400, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202 - 1608
(410) 767-8534
e-mail: rflores@opd.state.md.us

Report to Governor & General Assembly due Dec. 31, 2016 (Chapter 655, Acts of 2016).

In June 2016, the Task Force to Study the Restraint, Searches, and Needs of Children in the Juvenile Justice System was established (Chapter 655, Acts of 2016).

The Task Force is to review the current policies and practices of the Department of Juvenile Services concerned with the shackling and strip-searching of children in its custody. Further, the Task Force will examine instances when such children are strip-searched or shackled to determine under what circumstances they occur. What capital expenditures would be necessary to address the issues of restraint and search of children in the juvenile justice system will be determined by the Task Force. Finally, the Task Force will recommend changes to policies, practices, and capital expenditures necessary for resolving these issues.

Authorization for the Task Force ends May 31, 2017.

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