DYS Reports and Resources

The mission of the Department of Youth Services is to make communities safer by improving the life outcomes of the young people in our care and custody.

Reports and Plans

Our Official Reports and Resources are available in the links below to inform the public about the Department’s efforts and results as the juvenile justice agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

DYS Annual Report 2015

DYS Raise The Age Report 2016

DYS Recidivism Report 2016

DYS Strategic Plan 2012 - 2014

DYS Strategic Plan 2017

DYS Resources


Juvenile Justice Legal Issues

Juvenile Offenders

Policies and Regulations

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)

National Initiatives and Best Practices


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