AGENCY HEADQUARTERS at 450 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001, (202) 299-5362
Location oversees all areas of the agency, monitoring all DYRS facilities, programs, contracts, etc., with case management staff for youth residing in Wards 1-6. DYRS’ first Achievement Center, opened in 2014. • The 450 Achievement Center includes a computer lab, culinary kitchen, state-of-the-art music studio, a TV/video production workroom, and innovative programming, projected to help young people and their families build educational skills and obtain professional certifications.
THE MLK ACHIEVEMENT CENTER at 2101 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Division for case management staff for youth residing in Wards 7 and 8.
The MLK Achievement Center - opened in 2016 - contains a large computer lab (with various classes offered by the University of the District of Columbia), barbershop and cosmetology studio, culinary kitchen and two conference rooms dedicated to the most current programming, all envisioned to help young people and their families build educational skills and obtain professional certifications.
YOUTH SERVICES CENTER at 1000 Mount Olivet Road NE, Washington DC 20002, (202) 576-5176
88-bed facility for detained male and female youth.
The YSC population consists of youth who are:
• Part of the Adult Transition Unit, housing Title 16 youth (adjudicated as adult offenders);
• Awaiting court proceedings (pre-adjudicated) or hearings (overnight);
• Adjudicated and pending court action; and
• Committed to DYRS.
Program provides: Education (provided by DC Public Schools), medical/behavioral health/dental care and treatment, social services, nutritional meals, and structured recreation in a rehabilitative setting.
NEW BEGINNINGS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER at 8400 River Road, Laurel, MD 20724, (202) 299-3270
60-bed facility for committed youth.
Population generally consists of youth who are adjudicated delinquent by the D.C. Superior Court (D.C.S.C) Family Division.
Program provides: Education (provided by See Forever Foundation/ Maya Angelou Academy), job training, medical/behavioral health/dental care and treatment, coordinated social services, nutritional meals, volunteer services, and structured recreation in a rehabilitative setting.