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Retired judge to head team that will assess aftercare programs

December 23, 1999

Retired Washington County Circuit Judge Daniel W. Moylan has been named to head an 11-member assessment team to evaluate Maryland's aftercare programs for juvenile offenders and make recommendations to Gov. Parris Glendening.

Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made the announcement Wednesday.

The assessment team will focus on the aftercare programs in Western Maryland, according to a press release from the governor's office.

The members of the team "will undertake an extensive study of the aftercare programs and reccommend additional ways to reduce the likelihood that offenders will return to criminal behavior after they graduate," the release said.

"These juvenile offenders have committted serious and significant crimes and they must be held accountable for their actions," said Glendening in a press release.

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The team will review state and national research to pinpoint the most successful aftercare programs to model; compare the state's existing aftercare structure to the best models; incorporate HotSpots, Break the Cycle, Spotlight in Schools, and recommend steps and a timetable for the Department of Juvenile Justice and other state or local agencies to create a model of aftercare supervision system.

The recommendations should be presented by Feb. 28.

Other members of the team are: Del. Nancy K. Kopp, D-Montgomery; State Sen. Nathanial J. McFadden, D-Baltimore City; David Altshuler of Johns Hopkins University; Charles County Sheriff Fred Davis; Thomas Davis, director of the State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration; David Fishkin, juvenile attorney in the Baltimore City Public Defender's Office; Bart Lubow, senior associate at the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation; Michael Sarbanes, executive director of the Governor's Office of Crime Control & Prevention; Calvin Street, deputy secretary for programs at the Maryland Department of Human Resources; and Jean Yahudah, a community activist in Baltimore City.

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