The District’s getting mixed messages this summer about its efforts to combat juvenile crime. A new report by a court-appointed monitor credits the city’s Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) with a “remarkable” turnaround in how it educates youths in detention. But high-profile crimes continue to fuel public anger towards DYRS and broader reforms. We examine the stakes, and explore why a 25-year old court case still influences the process.

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  • Marc Schindler Interim Director, Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), District of Columbia

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