“I have strong reservations, as does [DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley], on the effectiveness and sustainability of any rehabilitation services provided through the [out-of-state residential treatment centers.]” — D.C. Council member Jim Graham
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services nominee Neil A. Stanley is expected to be confirmed as head of the troubled agency after the D.C. Council declines to vote on his nomination Tuesday. Mr. Stanley was named DYRS interim director in December and acting director in March. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
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Human Services Committee Chairman Jim Graham confers with D.C. Council members about the nomination of Neil A. Stanley as director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services.
"I think we're in pretty good shape, and we're definitely going to find the young man who left the premises," interim DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley said. Tips from the community and information gathered by law enforcement are helping authorities track down the youth, Mr. Stanley said. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)
From left, D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Chief of Police Cathy L. Lanier and interim DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley on Thursday discuss the escape of four D.C. teens from the Palmetto Summerville Behavioral Health Center in Summerville, S.C., in front of the John A. Wilson Building in the District. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)