Our Work

DCLY implements its holistic approach to juvenile justice by engaging in a wide range of projects. DCLY’s work and initiatives include supporting effective juvenile justice legislation as well as educational outreach to youth and parents.  Sound policy is not just created in government buildings, but in schools and neighborhoods as well. Our work takes us throughout the District in an attempt to promote proactive, rather than reactive measures to encourage our youth’s success and to effectively address youth related crime and safety issues.

“The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.”

 -- Diogenes Laertius