New DYS office in Kagman now open
LIEUTENANT Gov. Arnold I. Palacios on Wednesday led the ribbon-cutting ceremony that marked the official opening of the new Division of Youth Services office in Kagman.
Joining him were the governor’s special policy advisor and Department of Community and Cultural Affairs acting Secretary Robert Hunter, DYS Administrator Vivian Sablan, Vice Speaker Lorenzo I. Deleon Guerrero, Board of Education Chairwoman Janice A. Tenorio and Education Commissioner Alfred B. Ada.
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FY 2019 STATE PLAN
Promote the well- being of children, youths and adults to strengthen families and the community as a whole.
All families in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas will be selfsufficient, self-reliant and economically, socially and culturally independent.
The Division of Youth Services has numerous responsibilities to include intervention on reports of all forms of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence where children are involved, truancy, runaway/homeless youth, juvenile delinquency and provide rehabilitative services to youths remanded for secured care.
DCCA-DYS serves the following consumers:
- Victims of child abuse and/or neglect and their families
- Juvenile Offenders and their families
- Youths in the community (Prevention Programs)
- Parents in the community (Prevention Programs)
- Low Income Households
- Homeless Individuals and Families