Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Department of Youth Services




Web Site:

www.mass.gov/dys

Organization Chart

Mission:

As the juvenile justice agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Department of Youth Services promotes positive change in the youth in our care and custody.

Our mission is to make communities safer by improving the life outcomes for youth in our care. We achieve our mission through investing in highly qualified staff and a service continuum that engages youth, families and communities in strategies that support positive youth development.

Governing Laws:

Statutes

MGL C. 18A S. 1-9 Department of Youth Services
MGL C. 120 S. 1-26 Department of Youth Services and Massachusetts Training Schools
MGL C. 119 S. 52-74 Protection and Care of Children, and the Proceedings against them

Regulations

109 CMR Department of Youth Services

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