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A Ward 8 case manager with the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services has been served with a notice of removal and is being criminally charged with "unlawful disclosure of juvenile records," according to documents obtained by The Washington Times.
A small team of lawyers for the D.C. labor-relations office appeared in D.C. Superior Court this week to fend off allegations that the District government is conspiring to interfere in an intra-union dispute over the leadership of a 200-member bargaining unit for youth-corrections officers.
A 19-year-old arrested Friday in connection with the violent sexual assault of two women within the same week and another youth due to be sentenced this month in a similar crime are both wards of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), according to multiple sources at the agency.
Ebony McCombs expected to see her son one last time before he was transferred from the District's youth rehabilitation agency. But when he asked to speak with police about things Perry C. White had told him, all that changed.
An 18-year-old ward of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services recently told staff at a juvenile detention facility he shot a senior-level agency administrator last year, according to agency documents and high-ranking union officials who represent DYRS workers.
At least a dozen high-level and veteran employees of the troubled D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services have resigned or been forced out of their jobs in recent months, The Washington Times has learned.
Toward the end of an oversight hearing Friday concerning the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, former youth corrections officer Keith McDaniel offered testimony that sharply questioned DYRS Director Neil Stanley's leadership, judgment, character and integrity.
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.
Council member Marion Barry has hit back at Mayor Vincent C. Gray for claiming he held up security enhancements at a Laurel facility with a history of escapes and violence against officers by juvenile wards of the District's juvenile justice agency.
D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray says Council member Marion Barry's efforts to hold up $1.5 million in funding for a trouble-plagued juvenile detention center has delayed security upgrades by "more than a month."
A female employee of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) has accused her male supervisor of forcing her to perform oral sex in his office over a period of several months, prompting investigations by local police, D.C. officials and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
A ward of the city with a history of escape absconded from Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport on Sunday as he was being transported back to the metropolitan region for a court appearance, officials with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) said.
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One of the D.C. youths who escaped from a secure residential facility in Northwest last week walked away less than a month earlier from a South Carolina facility and a "low risk" group home in the District prior to jumping from a third-floor window of the locked facility last week, according to sources within the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS).
The crisis response to a recent detention facility escape and beating of a corrections officer by a ward of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) was led by interim Director Neil Stanley, who faces tough questioning this week from a D.C. Council oversight panel about his ability to lead the troubled agency.
“When a youth’s confidential information is made public, our agency’s rehabilitative efforts are severely undermined,” wrote DYRS Director Neil Stanley.
"People seem interested in what I do after hours," said the visibly agitated Mr. Stanley, according to numerous employees who witnessed his remarks.