Maryland Judiciary Hosts Youths from DJS Facilities for Essay Contest
Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals will host the 16th Annual Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) and Maryland State Department of Education Oratorical Contest on Monday, Nov. 22. Youth from different DJS facilities will deliver speeches they have composed based on a quote by President John F. Kennedy: “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”
The media is invited to attend. Please contact the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, (410) 260-1488, for more information, and see the DJS privacy notice below.
||16th Annual Department of Juvenile Services and Maryland State Department of Education Oratorical Contest. Students who have won the competition in each of Maryland’s DJS detention or committed facilities will deliver his or her original three- to five-minute speech before a courtroom that is typically crowded with families, supporters and officials.
||Monday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
||Maryland Court of Appeals, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis.
||Students from Maryland’s DJS facilities will compete before a panel of judges, hosted by Chief Judge Robert M. Bell of the Maryland Court of Appeals.
||Maryland Judiciary Office of Communications and Public Affairs, 410-260-1488. The media is invited to attend.
A Notice from the Department of Juvenile Services:
PRIVACY & CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY:
Maryland law and policies require that the Department of Juvenile Services maintain the privacy and confidentiality of those youth referred to the Department, including those committed to their care and subsequently placed at private facilities. This requirement cannot be waived by the Department without an explicit order from the courts or a written, signed consent of a youth and the youth’s parents.
Without waivers or consents, the media is requested to observe the following restrictions with regard to any youth:
Youths may be interviewed but may not be identified by either:
1) Identifiable descriptions of the youth, his/her address, or his/her offense; or
2) Photographing or filming which might reveal the identity of the youth.
For clarification of these requirements, please contact the DJS Public Information Officer at: 410-230-3348.
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