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.
Department of Youth Services
- DYS Regulations
- DYS Human Resources Information
- Victim Services Unit
- Contact DYS for General Info
In the event of an emergency or urgent issues, users should NOT use this email. For immediate assistance call the DYS Central Office at: 617-727-7575
- Report Abuse & Neglect to the DCF Hotline
To report abuse or neglect, call the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Child at Risk hotline anytime day or night at 1-800-792-5200.
For individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf/blind, please call:
This toll free hotline is provided by the Our Deaf Survivors Center(ODSC)