The District of Columbia Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) is making strides in its efforts to engage families in their work with young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Vera is conducting research to identify opportunities to help DYRS increase family engagement in all detention facilities and community-based placements. The goal is to provide DYRS with a strong foundation as it moves forward with a strength-based, family-focused approach to its work with court-involved youth.