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§ 8-603. Role of local management boards

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHuman ServicesEffective: October 1, 2007

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Human Services (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Children, Youth, and Families (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. At-Risk Youth Prevention and Diversion Programs (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2007
MD Code, Human Services, § 8-603
§ 8-603. Role of local management boards
In general
(a) At-risk youth prevention and diversion programs shall be coordinated, monitored, and supported by local management boards.
Duties of local management board
(b) A local management board shall:
(1) develop a request for funds based on the recommendations of the local planning group convened in accordance with § 8-605(b) of this subtitle;
(2) award funds to local agencies or organizations to provide direct services;
(3) monitor and evaluate at-risk youth prevention and diversion program performance;
(4) provide technical assistance to at-risk youth prevention and diversion programs as needed;
(5) promote cost-effectiveness strategies;
(6) measure at-risk youth prevention and diversion program outcomes; and
(7) provide fiscal and program reports to the Office.
Assessment of needs and services
(c) As part of the prevention element of the 3-year plan developed by the Children's Cabinet establishing priorities and strategies for the coordinated delivery of services for children and families, the local management board shall:
(1) assess the adequacy, availability, and accessibility of current community-based services that:
(i) prevent and divert entry and reentry into the juvenile system;
(ii) provide alternatives to incarceration and institutionalization;
(iii) prevent and divert criminal behavior; and
(iv) increase personal responsibility and self-sufficiency;
(2) identify unserved neighborhoods or communities with critical needs and significant numbers of at-risk or delinquent youth; and
(3) recommend programs that can be established or enhanced to address the unmet needs of youth and their families.


Added by Acts 2007, c. 3, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2007.
MD Code, Human Services, § 8-603, MD HUMAN SERV § 8-603
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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