Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

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Case Management

Your child’s first connection with the DYRS Care Planning and Coordination Team (also known as Case Management), is during the pre-commitment phase.

Case Planning Process

The process regarding placement and rehab that must be followed once a youth is committed to DYRS.

Community-Based Placements

DYRS provides a safe environment for youth consistent with public safety.

Community-based Services

DYRS youth receive comprehensive support services designed to promote positive development.

DC YouthLink Services

Information on the type of services that DC YouthLink provides.

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DYRS Education Office creates and implements programs to productively engage committed youth.

Electronic Monitoring

DYRS monitoring technology allows the agency to track the location of individuals in real time.

Family Empowerment

DYRS treats the family as a partner in the youth’s treatment, rehabilitation, and return to the community.

DC YouthLink FY 16 Lead Agencies
Health and Wellness
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DYRS sees to the physical, social and behavioral needs of youth.

Risk Assessments

How DYRS conducts risk assessments.

Secure Facilities
Exterior view of the DYRS Youth Services Center

Court-involved youth committed to DYRS may be assigned to secure facilities.

DYRS solicitations for goods and services are regularly updated and posted online through the District of Columbia Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), which administers all vendor registrations, proposals and awards for DC government agencies. Please...
DYRS is seeking employers with entry-level positions who are willing to train or employ young people, ages 16-21.   We pre-screen the youth. Our youth have job readiness skills and some have specific industry training.  
Workforce Development
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The DYRS Office of Workforce Development is a multifaceted program which includes public and private employer partners.