Posts Tagged ‘DYRS’

Former DYRS Ward Turns Himself In For Fatal Shooting

The Times notes that 19-year-old Malachi H. Hargrove, a former ward of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, has surrendered to police over his involvement in the killing of another teenager. He's been indicted on first-degree murder, felony murder, and carrying a gun during a violent crime.
Last year, Jason Cherkis wrote a cover story on the [...]

DYRS On Track To Overspend On Outsourcing Kids

WaPo's Mike DeBonis reports today that Chief Financial Officer Natwar M. Gandhi notified Mayor Vincent Gray and D.C. Council members this morning that several city agencies are projected to go over budget this year by tens of millions of dollars.
One of the biggest costs putting the city in the red: the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services' continued [...]

Colby King’s Modest Proposal

In Colby King's Saturday column, he came out in favor of a tax increase for the city's elite. But with one crucial caveat:
"Speaking personally, I'm good to go with more taxes if it will prevent unwarranted pain and suffering, particularly for fellow residents unable to help themselves and their children.
But the idea of [...]

Is CFSA Director Roque Gerald Fudging Stats?

In today's WaPo, Child and Family Services Agency Director Roque Gerald finally responds at length to a series of critical pieces about his agency.  Some of the recent pieces argued that the agency doesn't respond adequately when calls are made to its hotline, that residential treatment centers are overused, and with my own story on [...]

Watch: D.C. Youth Has Arm Broken By Staff At Treatment Facility

This security footage was shot at KidsPeace Mesabi Academy in 2007. I uncovered it as part of my research on the District's costly use of residential treatment centers. The restraints that you see on this video caused the youth's arm to break. Minnesota officials investigated the incident and cleared the orderlies, arguing that the restrain [...]

Three Shootings Linked

News 4 says it's all connected: A non-fatal August shooting, the robbery and fatal shooting hours later of of Catholic University student Neil Godleski, and the killing of 16-year-old Prince Okorie last month in Petworth.
Sources told News 4 last week that "friends" of 20-year-old Eric Foreman, who's been arrested for allegedly shooting Godleski, suspected Okorie had "snitched" [...]

DYRS Chief Suggests Agency Had Considered Letting Absconders Go

In an e-mail obtained by Washington City Paper, DYRS Chief Robert Hildum suggests that the agency may want ease up on going after juveniles who've absconded from the system. You can read the full story on the Loose Lips blog.

The Needle: Wedding of the Year Edition

You Weren't Invited to Michelle Rhee's Wedding: "Glamorous" invitations have been going out by mail lately to the Sacramento social event of the year—the Labor Day weekend wedding of DCPS Chancellor Michelle Rhee and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. A big suburban real estate developer/Johnson supporter, Angelo K. Tsakopoulos, will host the reception. (Which may prove Rhee's [...]

DYRS Report: Another Peter Nickles Hatchet Job?

Updated 10:10 p.m.
Has Peter Nickles ever met a controversy he couldn't whitewash with one of his so-called investigative reports? From his fire-truck mini investigation to his assessment of the missing evidence in the Pershing Park case, Nickles has developed a reputation as a bulldog whose afraid to do much more than bark. Now comes WaPo's [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Waiving Fees Edition

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Good morning sweet readers! The power is back. All hail the demon lords of electricity, who giveth light, the Internet, and a [...]

New DYRS Chief Helped Ruin Fire Investigators’ Careers

Yesterday, Mayor Adrian Fenty fired DYRS' interim-director and replaced him with AG Peter Nickles' "top aide" Robert Hildum. In today's WaPo story, the controversial attorney general had high praise for his side kick:
"Nickles said that Hildum's experience as a prosecutor is an asset at a time when some critics have said that the agency's [...]

Loose Lips Daily: Nothing Juvenile About Justice Edition

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D.C.’s Savior Complex: Loose Lips Daily

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Phil Mendelson Moves To Reform DYRS: Loose Lips Daily

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A Vote For Fenty May Mean A Vote For Peter Nickles: Loose Lips Daily

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