• About Us

    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...

  • History of Youth Services

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts created the nation's first juvenile correctional system in 1846 when...
  • Contact Numbers for Central & Regional Offices

    In addition to its Central Office located in Boston, DYS operates five additional regional offices. Addresses and phone number for these...