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The Missouri Department of Social Services’ Division of Youth Services (DYS) represents a complete overhaul of Missouri’s juvenile justice system. It began by doing nothing less than closing the Training School—predicated on the value of treatment and accountability over punishment and the belief that the both the public and the youth are better served by a system which addresses the root causes of misbehavior.

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