Neil A. Stanley

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  • D.C. Council member Jim Graham, Ward 1 Democrat, says the number of youths being committed to DYRS has been "dramatically reduced" in the past two years.
(The Washington Times)

    DYRS' rosy recidivism report overlooks key facts

    DYRS youth being involved in homicides is not a new phenomenon. Now, DYRS Director Neil A. Stanley has reported that the recidivism rate among this population has decreased, a development that drew praise from city leaders.

  • **FILE** Neil A. Stanley (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council concerned by lingering troubles at DYRS

    The District's juvenile justice agency needs to provide more substance-abuse treatment options for its troubled wards and drastically improve its communication with parents of young people housed as far as Utah, a D.C. Council committee says.

  • Neil Godleski

    Victim's family redirects DYRS lawsuit

    The family of a Catholic University student who was fatally shot while bicycling through the Petworth area in 2010 has dropped the District and its juvenile justice agency from a lawsuit that had accused the city of failing to supervise the 16-year-old murder suspect committed to its custody.

  • Ex-staffer for DYRS settles suit for $130K

    The District's juvenile justice agency agreed to pay about $130,000 to a disgruntled former employee who sued the city after he was passed over for the top job at a D.C. facility in Laurel that houses young offenders, according to papers from the D.C. Office of the Attorney General.

  • 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.

The New Beginnings Youth Development Center has been described as an "anti-prison."

    Ex-New Beginnings official settles suit

    The former superintendent of the Laurel facility that houses wards of the D.C. juvenile justice agency has settled a lawsuit in which he claimed he was passed over in his bid to become the permanent boss and terminated for criticizing the selection process.

  • DYRS official fired after questionable hire of Baynes

    The District's juvenile-justice agency fired its human resources manager last week in the wake of unresolved questions around the hiring of a superintendent to oversee the city's youth-detention facility, D.C. human resources officials said.

  • 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)

    Questions remain as DYRS nominee nears confirmation

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to lead the District's juvenile justice agency will likely be confirmed this week by running out the clock on any objections to his nomination.

  • **FILE** Neil A. Stanley (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

    D.C. Council committee rejects Stanley's nomination as DYRS chief

    A D.C. Council committee formally disapproved the nomination of Neil A. Stanley to lead the District's juvenile justice agency, citing concerns about his lack of relevant experience, ongoing troubles in the agency and an inquiry into how a key post had been filled.

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