TTAPR on June 29th, 2012

A large high school graduation party turned violent when a fight broke out, leaving one male teen shot, three men stabbed and another male teen wounded after being struck by an unknown object. Several officers arrived and began dispersing the large crowd when they found a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg, [...]

Continue reading about MD. Shooting, stabbings mar high school graduation

Violence is on the rise at a handful of Maryland’s juvenile detention facilities. Staff members at the Victor Cullen Center used handcuffs to restrain youths nearly 200 times in 2011, up from 36 times in 2010. At Cheltenham Youth Facility, riots and other “group disturbances” took place 65 times in 2011, up from a dozen [...]

Continue reading about MD. Violence continues to increase at Maryland’s youth facilities

Story by the daily record: ANNAPOLIS — More than a third of kids failed to complete a treatment program at a center for troubled youth that reopened last year after a resident died in 2007, Maryland’s juvenile justice watchdog group said Wednesday. Since reopening in July 2009 under new management, three students have successfully [...]

Continue reading about MD. More Problems At Juvenile Justice Treatment Programs

After bringing in a new administration to “fix” juvenile justice in Maryland, the new administration with a proven track record of not being able to fix juvenile justice in other states is now creating a “task force” to look at the Missouri model of juvenile justice. Good thing Maryland apparently has an unlimited budget to pay [...]

Continue reading about MD. Maryland taxpayers taken for a ride on juvenile justice

A boy playing cards in an open recreation area at Baltimore City’s Juvenile Justice Center was struck from behind by two boys. The boy was kicked and stomped on the head, leaving him with a fractured skull, a broken jaw and several knocked-out teeth. He will need several surgeries in the future. The circumstances that led to the [...]

Continue reading about MD: Reports sharp spike in assaults at Baltimore City’s ‘Baby Booking’ center

What does NY and MD Juvenile Justice have in common? Assault and injury rates to staff and youth at unprecedented highs after changing their restraint policies.  Riots where the youths, not the staff, control the facilities Escapees Releasing Juveniles into non-secure and community settings prematurely resulting in civilian casualties NY: One juvenile transferred from a [...]

Continue reading about MD: Suspect in 5 year old girl’s shooting was “monitored” by juvenile justice