Friday, June 6, 2014

Department of Youth Services (Haverhill)

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) is Massachusetts’ juvenile justice agency. Their mission is “to protect the public and prevent crime by promoting positive change in the lives of youth committed to our custody.” They partner with many government and community organizations as well as with families to ensure their mission’s success. All youth interventions are intended to build knowledge, develop skills, and improve behavior. The majority of youth under the care of DYS have been adjudicated delinquent. Forty-five percent of those served are identified as having special education needs and 44% have been charged with having committed a violent offence.
The DYS Haverhill District office opened this spring and they have served roughly 30 youth so far. The dedicated staff runs programs to uphold the DYS mission including managing individuals’ case work, running group counseling, providing food, and support in securing employment and high school diplomas. Artwork now hangs in the entrance and reception areas, hallways, caseworker offices, conference room, and dining area.

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Prilla Smith Brackett, From the Sleeping Porch #19, Waterbased monoprint/chine collé/paper, 2004, 19"x30"

Sophie Valerie Breton, Sneek-a-Peak, Oil on canvas, 2011, 36"x24"

Unknown, Dull Rain, Mixed media, 18"x22"
Donated anonymously

Deborah Clearman, Storm over Three Sisters, Silkscreen, 1981, 22"x31"

Robert Gallagher, Untitled, Acrylic, 12"x48"

Robert Gallagher, Untitled, Acrylic, 35"x38"

Frances K. Grossman, Sunset in Eastham, Oil on canvas, 2008, 19"x21"

Frances K. Grossman, Sunrise, Pastel on paper, 1998, 17"x23"

Frances Hamilton, To The Dock, Oil on panel (diptych), 2008, 30"x48"

Suzanne Hodes, Times Square With Taxis, Oil on canvas, 2009, 32"x46"

Yi Hou, Matrix, Ink on paper, 2013, 10"x10" 
Lira Kay, Divine Star, Digital print, 2012, 8"x11"

David Kupferman, HE40, Acrylic on paper, 27''x40''

Bette Frank Leahy, Untitled, Monoprints with acrylic on canvas, 2012, 18"x24"

Jeannie Lindheim, Colorful Gardens, Watercolor, 2012, 18"x14"

Jeannie Lindheim, Into the Woods, Photograph, 2012, 11"x8"

Susan Makin, Roses in the Rain, Watercolor on paper, 1990, 29"x39"

Karen A. V. O'Brien, Twin Pinks, Acrylic, 6"x8"

Karen A. V. O'Brien, Army of Chocolate, Acrylic, 2007, 7"x7"

Karen A. V. O'Brien, Flurry of Flowers Peach, Acrylic, 2012, 12"x9"

Martha Jane Bradford, Pemaquid Harbor, 28 Color Silkscreen, 1989, 30"x42"
Donated by Joyce Paulson

Lorna Ritz, "Apple Tree" Spring, Cray-pas oil crayon, 1995, 15"x22"

Cassandra Tondro, Study 7, Repurposed latex paint on canvas, 2008, 12"x16"

Stephanie Warburg, The Red Boat, Oil, 2011, 32"x27"

1 comment:

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