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DYRS Administrative Officer Receives Cafritz Award for Nonviolence Efforts

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is proud to announce DYRS Administrative Officer Rahim Jenkins as one of five recipients of the distinguished Cafritz Award yesterday in Washington, DC.

Mr. Jenkins was nominated due to his excellent work spearheading the agency's Covenant of Peace nonviolence initiative. This initiative brings youth together to discuss the systemic issues in and around violence, with the aim of preventing youth from making mistakes which can negatively impact their lives.

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees is an annual program designed to recognize and reward outstanding performance and exemplary service by DC Government employees.

Established in 2000, the Awards honor individuals whose contributions have been exceptional and whose commitment and professionalism demonstrate the best in public service. The Cafritz Awards program is made possible by a grant from The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.