The Education Coordinating Council for the Juvenile Services Education System (ECCJSES) was established in 2004 by Education Article §22-305 to provide oversight for the development and implementation of the Juvenile Services Education Program provided by the Maryland State Department of Education in Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) facilities.
The Council resides within the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) for administration and budgetary purposes and is chaired by the State Superintendent of Schools.
The Council’s responsibilities are outlined in Education Article §22-305 of the Annotated Code of Maryland which mandates the Council "shall develop, recommend, and approve an educational program for each residential facility" operated by the Department of Juvenile Services.
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