Vincent Schiraldi, the former head of New York City’s corrections department and former director of juvenile corrections in the District, was confirmed Tuesday by the Maryland Senate to run the state’s Department of Juvenile Services. The Senate voted 33-13, along party lines, with Republican senators using the vote to convey their criticism of the state’s juvenile justice reforms, Schiraldi’s work in the field, and his robust support for restorative justice practices and rehabilitation programs for youths. Schiraldi, a national leader on criminal justice and juvenile justice reform, became the most controversial appointee of Gov. Wes Moore (D) and the only nominee without a unanimous Senate vote.
Maryland Senate confirms nominee for juvenile services secretary
February 22, 2023