• DYS operates 82 programs including:

    • 56 facilities, ranging from staff secure group homes to highly secure locked units, and
    • 26 programs to service youth who live in the community (residing with a parent, guardian, foster parent or residing in an independent living program).
  • Services Available for Clients - Continuum of Care

    The Client Services unit oversees the delivery of a host of clinical and support services.
  • Clinical Services Provided by the Department of Youth Services (DYS)

    Upon commitment to DYS (within the first 30 to 45 days), youth under the care of DYS receive a comprehensive assessment...
  • Health Services Provided by the Department of Youth Services (DYS)

    The Department of Youth Services (DYS) provides health services to all ot its clients who are in out-of-home placements.
  • Juvenile Crime Victim Services

    The Victim Services Unit provides information, support and notification to victims of juvenile crime whose offenders are in the custody of the Department of Youth Services. This program enables the Department to fulfill the statutory mandates of M.G.L. c 258B s. 3 (t) and contributes to the agency's overall mission of public safety and establishing partnerships with communities.
  • District and Satellite Offices

    The District and Satellite Offices are located....
  • Substance Abuse Services for Juvenile Offenders

    Substance abuse prevention and intervention services offered by the Department of Youth Services to their clients.
  • Policies

  • Educational Services

    For youth who are under its care, the Education, Job Training and Employment Services Unit at the Department of Youth Services (DYS) provides a comprehensive and integrated range of services based on the needs, experiences and competencies of youth under its care...