Dr. Ito is the Director of Behavioral Health at the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services. In this capacity, he is responsible for all behavioral health services for youth in the Department’s care for the state of Maryland. This includes supervising all clinical services and staff including mental health, substance abuse, behavioral programming, victim services and evidence-based services in community offices, detention centers, DJS committed facilities, and oversight of contracted vendor BH services.

Prior to this role, Dr. Ito served as a superintendent for a juvenile correctional center in Virginia and as the Executive Director for an adolescent treatment facility.  He has been a professor at several universities teaching forensic psychology and has had a clinical private practice in psychology. Dr. Ito received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Baylor University.