D.C. Youthlink

  • A city program's deadly failures: D.C. YouthLink investigation

    1/2/13 3:03 PM Comment

    When the D.C. government decides to rehabilitate young lawbreakers while keeping them in the community, what could possibly go wrong? When more go to jail than graduate from high school, the answer is lots.

  • DC YouthLink investigation: Mayor Gray calls for AG investigation

    8/22/12 6:01 PM Comment

    Several days after an ABC 7 News investigation uncovered mismanagement and lackluster services at DC YouthLink, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is calling on the Attorney General to investigate the program's management.

     

  • D.C. YouthLink investigation: City leaders demand change after investigation

    8/21/12 6:20 PM Comment

    District of Columbia leaders are expressing outrage and shock over the results of an ABC7 News I-Team investigation that uncovered multiple levels of mismanagement at DC YouthLink.

  • Part 4: Charges of cronyism

    8/20/12 6:39 AM Comment

    Beyond mismanagement, many have questioned the objectivity of the referral process. Confidential documents show that caseworkers and family members repeatedly requested one particular provider, but the youths were not sent there.

  • Part 6: A call to action

    8/19/12 11:01 PM Comment

    By age 17, Maurice Hall was stealing cars regularly when he was enrolled in DC YouthLink. His mother says the program didn't follow through on promises, and one night while riding in a stolen car, he was shot in the spine and paralyzed.

     

  • Part 5: The city responds

    8/19/12 11:01 PM Comment

    Four different bodies provide oversight of DC YouthLink: the Children’s Youth Investment Trust, DYRS, PLC, and ERCPCP. The Trust is now known for allowing a former councilmember to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from youth programs.

  • Part 3: A lack of services and accountability

    8/19/12 10:59 PM Comment

    According to an internal letter obtained by ABC 7 News, almost 30 percent of youths west of the river had no services in place whatsoever last year.

  • Part 2: Exciting beginnings, bungled implementation

    8/19/12 10:59 PM Comment

    The plan generated tremendous excitement. Unfortunately, the city bungled its implementation, Brown says. The design team called for planning and pilot periods, but they never happened.

  • Part 1: A city program's deadly failures

    8/19/12 10:58 PM Comment

    In early 2010, the District of Columbia launched what many people called a revolutionary new program for troubled teens. It tries to reform some of the most violent and dangerous kids that live in the community. Dubbed DC YouthLink, officials consider it critical to public safety.

     

  • DC YouthLink investigation: Full story

    8/19/12 9:56 PM Comment

     

    When the D.C. government decides to rehabilitate young lawbreakers while keeping them in the community, what could possibly go wrong? When more go to jail than graduate from high school, the answer is lots.

     

  • Report Page 36

    8/19/12 9:04 PM Comment

    Report Page 36

  • D.C. YouthLink report (Full document)

    8/19/12 7:54 AM

    D.C. YouthLink report (Full document)