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DYS Contact Numbers for Central & Regional Offices

Contact Numbers for DYS Central & Regional Offices

Here is the contact information for executive staff and the Central and Regional Offices for DYS

DYS Central Office & Address

Department of Youth Services
600 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-727-7575

DYS Commissioner & Executive Staff

  • Peter J. Forbes, Commissioner
    Phone: (617) 960-3304
  • Ruth Rovezzi, Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Support Services (617) 960-3301
  • Robert Turillo, Assistant Commissioner of Program Services
    Phone: (617) 960-3268
  • Margaret Chow-Menzer, Deputy Commissioner of Administration and Finance
    Phone: (617) 960-3283
  • Cecely A. Reardon, General Counsel
    Phone: (617) 960-3330

Regional Offices

Central Region
Barbara Morton, Director
Department of Youth Services
Sharps Building - 288 Lyman Street
P.O. Box 1380
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 792-7611

Metropolitan Region
Daniel O’Sullivan, Director
Department of Youth Services
425 Harvard Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: (617) 740-0100

Northeast Region
Susanna Chan, Director
Department of Youth Services
33 Gregory Street
Middleton, MA 01949
Phone: (978) 716-1100

Southeast Region
Tina Saetti, Regional Director
Department of Youth Services
Murray Building
60 Hodges Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 828-3800

Western Region
Ja'Net Smith, Regional Director
Department of Youth Services
280 Tinkham Road
Springfield, MA 01129
Phone: (413) 783-0781 

DYS District and Satellite Offices

The District and Satellite Offices are located in cities and towns with the highest concentrations of at risk youth. Caseworkers and community monitors have been reassigned from centrally located offices to these centers. By placing staff in close proximity to the communities they serve and the youth they supervise, caseworkers and community monitors are much better positioned to interact with youth, families, schools, police, the courts, human service agencies and community organizations.

The goals of the District and Satellite Offices are as follows:

  • Increase the level of involvement and interaction with all stakeholders in the community that are committed to preventing violence, criminal behavior, and substance abuse, and encouraging education, pro-social values and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Determine the risk DYS involved youth pose to the community, determine rehabilitative needs, and provide graduated sanctions and treatment commensurate with both conduct and needs.
  • Increase the number of DYS involved youth who are employed.
  • Have DYS involved youth perform community service projects.
  • Create and implement local processes for the sharing of information and joint decision making on high risk youth, among prosecutors, law enforcement, the courts, schools, and public and private human service agencies.

The Department regards its District and Satellite Offices as the focal point for accountability, programming and other activities concerning DYS youth in the community.

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Drug Screening and Testing
  • Anger Management Groups
  • Skill Training Groups
  • Victim Awareness Groups
  • Substance Abuse Curriculum
  • Family Counseling and Intervention
  • Vocational Training
  • Restorative Justice
  • Community Service Projects
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • Curfew Checks/Telephone Check-In
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Respite Care
  • Collateral Contacts with Involved Parties
  • Recreational and Leisure Tim e Activities
  • Employment Readiness
  • Tutoring and Educational Services

Levels of Supervision

The Department utilizes a four-step level of supervision system that tailors the nature and frequency and contact to each youth placed in the community under a Grant of Conditional Liberty (GCL). Each level of supervision requires a well-defined, individualized community treatment plan that addresses requirements and expected behaviors in the following areas:

  • Intermediate Sanctions/Accountability
  • Intermediate Reinforcement
  • Pro-Social Skill Acquisition
  • Criteria for Increased and Decreased Levels of Supervision
  • Criteria for Revocation of GCL and Return to Custody

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