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The Department of Youth Services is the juvenile justice agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Department's mission is to protect the public and prevent crime by promoting positive change in the lives of youth committed to the department's custody by partnering with communities, families and government and provider agencies toward this end. The Department accomplishes this mission through interventions that build knowledge, develop skills and change the behavior of the youth in care.

Governing Laws:


MGL C. 18A S. 999
Department of Youth Services
MGL C. 120 S. 999
Department of Youth Services and Massachusetts Training Schools


109 CMR
Department of Youth Services