QUIANA BROWN M.ED., MJ
Quiana Brown received a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson University in the field of Family Studies with Services to Children, a Master of Education degree from Towson University in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Jurisprudence from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Child Law & Policy.
She served in many capacities within the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and has held the following positions within the agency: Court Liaison, Program Specialist, Resource Specialist, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Coordinator, Intake Unit Supervisor and the Assistant Regional Director for Baltimore City. Her primary responsibilities throughout her career have been to: manage the daily operations of the Intake and Field offices, schedule and conduct Intake Hearings, assist youth and families with goal setting and provide educational support. In addition, she assisted with the implementation and coordination of the Project Attend program, which resulted in a reduction in the juvenile truancy rate in Anne Arundel County, MD.
While serving in many different capacities, she has monitored state-wide Departmental compliance with Federal regulations for youth in out of home placements, conducted periodic Title IV-B reviews to ensure that juveniles were in appropriate placements and receiving the treatment that they required to be successful. As a Resource Specialist, she collaborated with the Juvenile Sex Offenders Unit and the Female Intervention Team in order to provide appropriate recommendations for community and non-community based treatment.
As the former Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiatives Coordinator and Intake Unit Supervisor, she was responsible for safely reducing the juvenile detention population at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center. She ensured that youth detained on warrants and alleged violations were expeditiously placed on the court’s docket, reviewed the Detention Risk Assessment Instrument for accuracy and collaborated with local and national stakeholders in the juvenile justice field on ways to eliminate or divert system entry. In addition, she has researched and analyzed data on trends within the juvenile justice field through a race and ethnicity lens.
Quiana Brown is excited to develop and implement programs that will assist the citizens of Maryland and aid in the revitalization of our City.