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  Category: Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services


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 […]




Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services Honored with Two National Awards

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Joseph Smack Wednesday, August 14, 2019                                                                    (302) 633-2501 or 893-8930 (m) Joseph.smack@delaware.gov   Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services Honored with Two National Awards  Stevenson House Detention Center recognized for reducing confinement & Ferris School best group performance in Kids Got Talent contest  Wilmington – The […]




Criminal Justice Council Announces Funding for Reentry Programs

Criminal Justice Council | Department of Correction | Department of Justice | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware has an astounding need for successful reentry programs and services. Attorney General Matt Denn and Criminal Justice Council Executive Director Christian Kervick are pleased to announce that workshops will be held in early August to explain to non-profit groups how they can apply for grants from $2 million that has been […]







  Category: Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services


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 […]




Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services Honored with Two National Awards

Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | Date Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

For Immediate Release                                                                                     Contact: Joseph Smack Wednesday, August 14, 2019                                                                    (302) 633-2501 or 893-8930 (m) Joseph.smack@delaware.gov   Delaware Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services Honored with Two National Awards  Stevenson House Detention Center recognized for reducing confinement & Ferris School best group performance in Kids Got Talent contest  Wilmington – The […]




Criminal Justice Council Announces Funding for Reentry Programs

Criminal Justice Council | Department of Correction | Department of Justice | Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services | News | Date Posted: Thursday, July 28, 2016

WILMINGTON, Del. – Delaware has an astounding need for successful reentry programs and services. Attorney General Matt Denn and Criminal Justice Council Executive Director Christian Kervick are pleased to announce that workshops will be held in early August to explain to non-profit groups how they can apply for grants from $2 million that has been […]