Youth Rehabilitation Services

Latest Youth Rehabilitation Services Items
  • Sexual assault cases renew D.C. DYRS issues

    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.


  • Cedric Crawley, who is on the executive board of the FOP unit representing youth corrections officers, has challenged the chairwoman, Takisha Brown. He is seen here with his wife, Denise Crawley, and Ms. Brown's predecessor, Tasha Williams.

    Union for youth officers piles up woes for leader

    Takisha Brown had barely gotten her feet wet as elected chairwoman of the Fraternal Order of Police union representing 200 youth-corrections officers when she sensed trouble.


  • David Muhammad

    Former DYRS chief resigns from California job

    The former chief of committed services for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), David Muhammad, has resigned from his post as Alameda County's chief probation officer, after an investigation by California authorities into accusations by a female subordinate that he sexually molested her.


  • Alexis Mattocks, now 21, a DYRS youth faces first-degree murder charges in North Carolina that could lead to the death penalty if she is convicted. (Police handout)

    Ex-DYRS ward to plead guilty in N.C. murder case

    A D.C. woman who walked away from a group home while under the care of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder and other charges related to a deadly robbery attempt in North Carolina in 2010, authorities said.


  • David Muhammad

    New abuse charges surface in Calif. against ex-DYRS official

    The former chief of committed services for the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) was accused of stalking and molesting a female subordinate in the District years before similar accusations recently surfaced against him while chief probation officer in Alameda County, Calif.


  • Deputy Mayor Beatriz "B.B." Otero, who oversees DYRS.

    DYRS workers lack legal licenses

    Despite a D.C. law that requires a social worker's license to perform "psychosocial evaluation and assessment, counseling, and consultation" for those who work with youth offenders, only five of more than 30 case managers in the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services possess such a license.


  • DYRS firing puts agency mission at risk

    The Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services abruptly fired health services administrator Dr. Andrea Weisman last week, leaving a gap in expertise in an area central to its mission, sources at the troubled agency said Thursday.


  • DYRS employee accuses her boss of sexual abuse

    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).


  • D.C. ward escapes custody again

    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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