Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families

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The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) is a state agency of Rhode Island, headquartered in Downtown Providence.[1][2] The agency provides services for children and families

The agency is responsible for the state's juvenile corrections. The Rhode Island Training School (RITS) is a secure residential facility for juvenile delinquents.[3] RITS is located in Cranston.[4] In the 2000s the state ordered the construction of a new RITS building.[5] In 2009 Governor of Rhode Island Donald Carcieri proposed that Rhode Island Housing, a state agency that is set up like a corporation, buy the former RITS site in Cranston.[6]

June 2013 foster care death and abuse[edit]

In June 2013, a child's arm was broken at DCYF facility Harmony Hill School[7] and a toddler in foster care was found dead.[8] Following these incidents, The Providence Phoenix asserted that those in power in Rhode Island so that foster care abuse and deaths can be prevented.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How Do I Contact DCYF...?." Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  2. ^ "Region 1 (Providence)." Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Juvenile Correctional Services." Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  4. ^ "DLLR's Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning." Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  5. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "Revenue shortfall boosts deficit." The Providence Journal. Tuesday September 1, 2009. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  6. ^ "State asks R.I. Housing to buy former Training School." Sunday December 20, 2009. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  7. ^ Rappleye, Bill. "Woman claims school staff broke her son's arm". NBC News WJAR. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Krause, Nancy. "Police await tests in tot's death: Found unresponsive in bed at foster home". CBS 12 Eyewitness News. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Phillipe and Jorge (26 June 2013). "The Horrors Continue". The Providence Phoenix. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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