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Neil A. Stanley
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A D.C. Department of Human Resources investigation has failed to address lingering questions about how a key post was filled at the District's juvenile justice agency.
Two interim heads of D.C. agencies have been accused of playing fast and loose with the rules in recent weeks.
D.C. human resources officials are investigating whether the nominee to lead the District's troubled juvenile justice agency tailored a key job posting to fit the background of someone he had known socially for 10 years.
A council member with oversight of the District's juvenile justice agency says the hiring of a U.S. Coast Guard officer to lead the city's troubled two-year-old secure placement facility for D.C. youth may not pass "the smell test."
A D.C. Council committee's confirmation hearing on Mayor Vincent C. Gray's pick to lead the District's troubled juvenile justice agency began Wednesday with one member declaring that he would not support the nominee.
Recent violence at the New Beginnings Youth Development Center in Laurel illustrates a fundamental problem with the District's approach to juvenile offenders placed in residential treatment facilities, where "the youths are the boss" and "every kid knows this and acts accordingly," D.C. Council member Jim Graham said on Saturday.
In response to two highly publicized escapes, a D.C. Council member who oversees the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services wants to speed up the release of pertinent information to the public when a young offender flees from custody.
A D.C. teen was at large Thursday after escaping a South Carolina juvenile detention facility with three other teens from the District, city officials said.
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.