About Juvenile and Family Services (JFS) is a program of the Administrative Office of the Courts. JFS collaborates with the Maryland courts, legal organizations, and other stakeholders to advance initiatives that benefit Maryland’s children, youth, and families. JFS staffs the Juvenile and Domestic Law Committees that review and recommend policies, rules, and legislation that improve the effective administration of juvenile and domestic law. JFS also provides grants to support family, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs, and assists in providing education, training, and technical assistance to courts and justice system partners.

Vision That every child and family in Maryland has access to fair, efficient, effective, and timely justice.

Mission To provide Maryland’s juvenile and family law judges, magistrates, court staff, attorneys, related agencies, and non-profit partners with information, technical assistance, and resources to improve the experiences and outcomes for the children and families who interact with Maryland’s court system.

Last updated: April 2020