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Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP)​ Court Process - The Family First Preventative Services Act (FFPSA), effective October 1, 2019, now requires that group home placements meet certain requirements to qualify for Title IV-E reimbursement.

Therapy puppies help teens in Maryland juvenile centers. (Capital News Service)

Juvenile justice: How Maryland breaks the cycle of detention with family support (Delmarva Now)

Juvenile Facility for Girls in Chestertown Receives National Accreditation (Kent County News)

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PREA Prison Rape Elimination Act  


Elimination and Reporting of Sexual Abuse and Harassment Policy and Procedures.


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