State Government Press Releases

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06/24/2010
Another successful academic year for Rhode Island Training School residents will culminate at their commencement ceremony on June 28th from 6:00-8:00pm. Of the 21 residents being honored, 5 are youth who earned enough credits to graduate from their local high school. The other 16 are students...
06/04/2010
Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) officials will testify before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Review Panel on Prison Rape on Wednesday, June 3, 2010. DCYF was invited to share information about Rhode Island state policies and practices that have resulted in one of the lowest...
10/26/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) will be dedicating the Roosevelt Benton Youth Assessment Center in Cranston on Thursday, October 29 at 1:00 pm. The building, a juvenile correctional detention and assessment facility, is named for and being dedicated in memory...
05/15/2009
The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families is seeking candidates for its Pre-Service Training Academy which prepares individuals interested in future employment as Juvenile Program Workers at the Rhode Island Training School for Youth. The role of the Juvenile Program Worker...
12/19/2007
The Governor Visits Mt. Hope High School To Discuss The State’s New Diploma System Governor Donald L. Carcieri today entered the halls of Mt. Hope High School in the Bristol Warren School District to underscore the importance of the state’s new high-school diploma system and his...
10/05/2007
Report Overlooked Large Sources of State Support for Foster Parents Patricia Martinez, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) today responded to a report that was recently issued by Children Rights and the National Foster Parents Association. ...
08/10/2006
A 16 year old male resident of the Rhode Island Training School passed away late this afternoon while playing basketball during a routine recreational period in the facility’s gymnasium. The young man scored a basket, walked off the court and collapsed. Staff of the Training School responded...
12/01/2005
Demolition Begins to Clear Construction Site for New Facilities Governor Donald L. Carcieri today officially kicked off a $73 million project to build a new Rhode Island Training School at the Pastore Complex in Cranston. The new Training School will be comprised of two state-of-the-art, secure...