Three core goals guide the agency’s work:
Youth Prepared to Succeed
Helping court-involved youth develop the skills and relationships they need to become successful adults is DYRS’ most important long-term public safety strategy. The agency approach is based on building on the youths’ strengths to help them reach their full potential.
Safe Facilities and Safe Communities
Ensuring that youth are living in a safe environment, properly supervised, and receiving the support they need to stay on the right track.
Efficient and Effective Management
Managing agency resources smartly, operating transparently, and taking a data-driven approach to continuously improving the results we get for our youth.