In 2003, the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) undertook an unprecedented reform of its education programs. The continuous improvement process, referred to as the “Education Initiative,” has created access to high-quality education and employability opportunities for the approximately 2,000 youth each year committed to the Massachusetts juvenile justice system.
To support this effort, DYS selected Commonwealth Corporation, in partnership with the Collaborative for Education Services (CES), formerly known as the Hampshire Educational Collaborative (HEC), to manage and provide leadership for educational programming in residential facilities as well as creating workforce development opportunities for DYS clients during their community reentry.
Currently Commonwealth Corporation and CES are working with DYS to shape a number of strategic initiatives including:
Download an overview on the Comprehensive Education Partnership Initiative.
DYS Comprehensive Education Partnership Programs