Professor Douglas Abrams recently spoke to a session of the Family Policy course at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. The session concerned juvenile justice and the nationally recognized Missouri Division of Youth Services (DYS) program for the care and treatment of youth committed to DYS custody by one of Missouri’s 45 juvenile courts.
Professor Abrams joined with other speakers, including DYS senior staff members. Conducting the class session by video teleconference from Jefferson City, the speakers explained why DYS is a recognized national model for excellence. Professor Abrams is the vice-chair of the 15-member DYS Advisory Board.