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DPSCS Announces 2024 Statewide Diversion, Reentry and Justice-Involved Conference

The 2024 Maryland Statewide Diversion, Reentry and Justice-Involved Conference will be taking place on Tuesday, June 18, 2024, hosted by the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services and sponsored by My Covenant Place - Alpha Project (Maryland Certified AIP) and Morgan State University - Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Center. With this year's theme of Reentry Starts from Day One, this one-day conference will be held at Morgan State University, University Student Center in the Calvin and Tina Tyler Ballroom. This conference will highlight statewide diversion and reentry efforts, services, and resources across Maryland, as well as DPSCS' commitment to reentry and partnering with the community and success stories of the formerly incarcerated.


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The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is honored to be the steward of the Maryland Survivor Benefit Program which provides death benefits to surviving families of Maryland first responders lost in the line of duty.

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Sex Offender Registry

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