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Prof. Abrams Named Vice-Chair of Division of Youth Services Advisory Board

June 3rd, 2014

Doug Abrams

Prof. Doug Abrams has been named vice-chair of the bipartisan 15-member advisory board of the Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS), which is part of the state Department of Social Services.  He has served on the board since 2010.

The New York Times has called DYS “one of the very best juvenile justice systems in America.”  The award-winning agency serves as a model for other states that seek to reform their broken systems, including states that regularly send delegations to tour DYS facilities seeking ideas for that reform.  After a recent tour, a Louisiana juvenile justice official told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch “how important it is that we have a place like Missouri that we can look to.”

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