DYS begins its First Year Candidacy Phase with the
Performance-based Standards National Community
The Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) believes in delivering effective and safe rehabilitation and reentry services for youth in custody. The DYS Office of Quality Assurance is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the agency’s quality control measures to increase accountability, accurate data reporting, and transparency. The overall goal for the office is to ensure agency goals are met and that all programs consistently provide effective services that help our youth achieve meaningful outcomes. The Office of Quality Assurance is also responsible for the following:
about youth contained in the various DYS databases;
checks and balances agency-wide;
financial, or human resources needed to correct the deficiencies;
In 2016, the Alabama Department of Youth Services chose to be a part of the national Performance-based Standards (PbS) community. PbS provides a wealth of information about what happens daily in residential facilities and programs essential for ensuring the safety of youths and staff, for data-driven decision-making, demonstrating accountability, and reporting successes. PbS also describes the quality of life in facilities through timely, quantitative, and qualitative data showing change over time and performance in comparison to other facilities and programs across the country.
The Alabama Department of Youth Services is currently in the first year candidacy phase, which will last until April 30th 2017.