Tag: juvenile justice

Maryland Judge Takes “Tough Love” Too Far

Photo by Ozier Muhammad via the New York Times
Photo by Ozier Muhammad via the New York Times

This weekend, the New York Times took a long, hard look at a crucial part of the justice system that often gets overlooked: judges. And the Times used as its main example a Maryland judge with some intense opinions on juvenile justice.

The Truth About Our Youth


To illustrate the issue of youth offenders in adult prison, Just Kids Partnership Maryland has produced The Truth About Our Youth, a documentary about the Maryland juvenile justice system.  The film will premiere locally at the Towson Arts Collective on April 5.  The event is free. Reserve your ticket by clicking the link below.

Baltimore County – April 2nd – Towson Arts Collective (Towson) – Doors open at 7PM

The film will also screen in Prince George’s County and Montgomery County.  Click here for more information.

“Audacious Individuals” Receive Award From OSI


The Open Society Institute-Baltimore awarded yesterday its “Audacious Individuals Awards” to James DeGraffenreidt, Dan Rodricks, Bebe Verdery, and The Core Alliance of Youth Leaders at a standing-room-only gathering of business, philanthropic, and political leaders, who came together to discuss ideas for moving Baltimore forward. The event, “Big Change Baltimore: A Forum of Ideas That Are Reshaping Our Future,” marks the organization’s fifteenth year of working to create changes in the city.

“We are thrilled to present this year’s ‘Audacious Individuals Awards’ to members of our community who have displayed exemplary efforts to improve the quality of life in the city in which we live,” said Diana Morris, director of OSI-Baltimore.

“Fifteen years after beginning our work here in Baltimore, we continue to be enriched by the ideas of individuals who persist in their audacious efforts, and never tire in dedication, commitment and determination. Our city is better off because of these individuals.”

O’Malley Continues to Push for Baltimore Youth Jail for Some Reason

Gov. Martin O’Malley

Gov. Martin O’Malley says a new youth jail is needed in Baltimore to ensure the relative comfort of the minors who have been tried as adults currently imprisoned in the Baltimore City Detention Center, calling the BCDC “very old and decrepit.” Is that it? I thought it was the inadequate size of the building, or the frequent assaults.