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

Juvenile corrections[edit]

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]

A previous facility, with separate facilities for adjudicated boys and girls, was constructed in the 1960s. By the 2000s there were so few girls adjudicated in Rhode Island that they lived together in one unit and shared day schedules with boys.[5] In the 2000s the state ordered the construction of a new RITS building.[6] 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.[7]

June 2013 foster care death and abuse[edit]

In June 2013, a child's arm was broken at DCYF facility Harmony Hill School[8] and a toddler in foster care was found dead.[9] Following these incidents, The Providence Phoenix asserted that those in power in Rhode Island[clarification needed] so that foster care abuse and deaths can be prevented.[10]

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. ^ "Proposal to Implement a New Treatment and Resocialization System for Adjudicated Youth in Rhode Island" (Archive). Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families. p. 10/21 ("Treatment Model"). Retrieved on December 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Gregg, Katherine. "Revenue shortfall boosts deficit." The Providence Journal. Tuesday September 1, 2009. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  7. ^ "State asks R.I. Housing to buy former Training School." Sunday December 20, 2009. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  8. ^ Rappleye, Bill. "Woman claims school staff broke her son's arm". NBC News WJAR. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Krause, Nancy. "Police await tests in tot's death: Found unresponsive in bed at foster home". CBS 12 Eyewitness News. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Phillipe and Jorge (26 June 2013). "The Horrors Continue". The Providence Phoenix. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 

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