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  Category: Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families


DSCYF Shares Redesigned Website

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families is sharing the agency’s newly redesigned website. Launched Thursday, July 29, the website redesign of kids.delaware.gov was in coordination with the Department’s rebranding over the last year, which has included a new, updated logo. Throughout this process, DSCYF worked with the Department […]




Lt. Governor Hall-Long & Former U.S Rep. Patrick Kennedy lead a Discussion on Social and Emotional Behavioral Health

Department of Education | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Innovation Center, William Penn High School. – On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Hall-Long joined Patrick and Amy Kennedy and leaders in behavioral health from around Delaware for a round table discussion aimed at improving student mental health. Patrick Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on mental health and addiction. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity […]




Ferris School Lacrosse Team Hosts 2021 Season

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021

WILMINGTON – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ferris School lacrosse team finished their Spring season strong. “It has been an incredible experience to see the youth not only in some cases learn a new sport, but also learn about themselves,” said Tanya Banks, Superintendent of Ferris School. “Lacrosse brings together […]




Ferris School Recognized as 2021 Finalist for National Juvenile Justice Award 

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

WILMINGTON – Delaware’s Ferris School has been selected as finalist for the 2021 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the juvenile correction program category. This prestigious annual award, through the national continuous improvement program Performance-based Standards (PbS), is given in three categories: correction, detention, and community residential programs. Programs are recognized based on practices that exemplify […]




Incident at Ferris School Results in Property Damage

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Children’s Department is reporting an incident at Ferris School that resulted in the significant damage of state property. Ferris School is a Level V locked secure facility under the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services. Youth committed to Ferris School are identified as serious and/or chronic, repeat offenders who have been deemed […]







  Category: Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families


DSCYF Shares Redesigned Website

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Date Posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2021

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families is sharing the agency’s newly redesigned website. Launched Thursday, July 29, the website redesign of kids.delaware.gov was in coordination with the Department’s rebranding over the last year, which has included a new, updated logo. Throughout this process, DSCYF worked with the Department […]




Lt. Governor Hall-Long & Former U.S Rep. Patrick Kennedy lead a Discussion on Social and Emotional Behavioral Health

Department of Education | Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long | Office of the Lieutenant Governor | Date Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Innovation Center, William Penn High School. – On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Hall-Long joined Patrick and Amy Kennedy and leaders in behavioral health from around Delaware for a round table discussion aimed at improving student mental health. Patrick Kennedy is one of the world’s leading voices on mental health and addiction. He is best known as the lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity […]




Ferris School Lacrosse Team Hosts 2021 Season

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Thursday, June 10, 2021

WILMINGTON – After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ferris School lacrosse team finished their Spring season strong. “It has been an incredible experience to see the youth not only in some cases learn a new sport, but also learn about themselves,” said Tanya Banks, Superintendent of Ferris School. “Lacrosse brings together […]




Ferris School Recognized as 2021 Finalist for National Juvenile Justice Award 

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

WILMINGTON – Delaware’s Ferris School has been selected as finalist for the 2021 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award in the juvenile correction program category. This prestigious annual award, through the national continuous improvement program Performance-based Standards (PbS), is given in three categories: correction, detention, and community residential programs. Programs are recognized based on practices that exemplify […]




Incident at Ferris School Results in Property Damage

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Monday, April 26, 2021

WILMINGTON – The Delaware Children’s Department is reporting an incident at Ferris School that resulted in the significant damage of state property. Ferris School is a Level V locked secure facility under the Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services. Youth committed to Ferris School are identified as serious and/or chronic, repeat offenders who have been deemed […]