DYS Programs and Services

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Welcome from Commissioner Peter J. Forbes

Welcome to the Department of Youth Services (DYS) website. At DYS, we strive to promote positive change in the youth committed to our care and custody by engaging in partnerships with communities, families, and government and provider agencies. By working in close collaboration with these entities, we can continue to provide rehabilitative services to youth and help make communities better and safer places to live.

I invite you to explore this website to learn more about programs and services for young people. Here you will find in more information on the Department’s:

  • Clinical, health and substance abuse services;
  • Community services and delinquency prevention;
  • Strategic Plan
  • Education, job training and employment services;
  • Victim Services;
  • History of the agency; and
  • Contact information for regional offices

If you can’t find the information you need, please contact us at (617) 727-7575. Thank you for visiting the Department of Youth Services’ website.

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