Dating back to 2015, DJS and 211 Maryland have partnered to provide hotline telephone services for youth who are in the care and custody of DJS, complying with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Young men and women are provided a way to report sexual abuse and harassment to a third-party entity that is able to receive and immediately forward youth reports of sexual abuse and sexual harassment to agency officials while remaining anonymous. This communications platform serves the Department well.
Department of Juvenile Services
Executive Director, Governor's Office of Community Initiatives
The critical collaboration between 211 Maryland and the Governor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs helps overcome language barriers and improve public safety. By extending multilingual access to services and enhancing support for hate crime and hate incident reporting, we are able to better serve the diverse communities who make contributions to our state.