This summer, DYRS partnered with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Office of Gun Violence Prevention, and the Office of Victims Services and Justice Grants to launch 202 for Peace, a city-wide campaign for a safer, stronger summer.
As a grassroots collaborative effort, 202 for Peace brought agencies together across the city to build community-based support to prevent gun violence and other violent crime through educational events, service projects, and activities. These community re-engagement efforts include weekly Peace Walks and Community Resource Pop-Up Fairs in the District. All activities were designed to promote peace, end gun violence, identify service needs, and connect necessary resources to residents.
For more information and to get involved in helping to create safer communities, visit 202forpeace.com
Join the Movement!
DYRS is committed to creating a bridge and maintaining relationships with the families of our youth. From the start, we strive to maintain that connection through a family orientation at the start of a youth's stint with us. During family orientation, families engage with a DYRS Family Engagement Specialist and learn more about various placements for youth and there rights as guardians during their child's commitment. As our team respects families’ roles and experiences with their children, we strive to include everyone in creating a strategic care plan.
A DYRS Care Coordinator partners with the family during a Team Decision Meeting to create a tailored Individual Success Plan for each youth based on their specific needs throughout the program. During this process, our Care Coordinators gain insight on a family's dynamic and what plan would serve the youth best. Throughout a youth's stint with us, our Care Coordinators and team members remain in frequent contact with family members and are readily available to assist them along this journey. To learn more information concerning family orientation click here.
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