D.C. Department Of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Latest D.C. Department Of Youth Rehabilitation Services Items
  • U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. (Associated Press)

    DYRS youth gets 45 years in killing

    Two wards of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) - including one who escaped from its $46 million, state-of-the-art detention facility in Maryland - were brought to justice last week after being involved with violent crimes.


  • Interim director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services Neil Stanley heads back inside after holding a press conference to announce that three out of the four District kids who escaped from a South Carolina residential treatment center Wednesday had been captured, in front of the John A. Wilson Building, in Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 21, 2011. The fourth remains at-large. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    DYRS chief still under scrutiny

    More than a year has passed since D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) Director Neil Stanley overcame staunch union resistance and a bruising confirmation process to be hired to lead the troubled agency.


  • David Muhammad

    Former DYRS official investigated in sex assault claim

    The former chief of committed services for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) was placed on paid leave recently from his job as chief probation officer in Alameda County, Calif., after a deputy filed a $1.5 million legal claim accusing him of sexually assaulting her in May.


  • 2 youths, guard sent to hospital after incidents at New Beginnings

    Two youths and a corrections officer were taken to a hospital after dangerous incidents over the weekend at the District's secure facility for juveniles in Laurel, officials said Sunday.


  • Frank Ramirez, a manager at Don Lobo's Mexican Grill, describes the scene where a young man was shot in the head from a passing car on Halloween night in front of the restaurant in the 2800 block of M St. NW in Georgetown, seen in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 1, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

    Halloween night shooting victim was DYRS ward

    The D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) continued to demonstrate this week a lack of control over wards of the city committed to its custody, with dire consequences in at least one case.


  • Ward of DYRS charged in NE murder

    A 20-year-old arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting of a Maryland taxicab driver was under the care and custody of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), The Washington Times has learned.


  • SIMMONS: Face it- Some young offenders won't reform

    It's put-up-or-shut-up time for Jim Graham, the Democratic lawmaker who today will lead his merry band of softhearted, progressive lawmakers in grilling the director of the troubled D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), whose policies mock Lady Justice's symbols of impartiality, power and the act of balancing law and order.


  • S.C. officials troubled by presence of D.C. offenders

    While D.C. officials search for two young escapees and debate whether they should place juvenile offenders in out-of-state facilities, two South Carolina legislators are looking into the types of youths being placed on their turf.


  • DYRS staff not told of shooting of top official

    A decision by Interim Director Neil A. Stanley of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) not to inform staff that its chief of detained services was shot and would be away from work has raised questions and concerns among employees that he avoided appropriate notification protocols.


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