In 2009, Vera’s Center on Youth Justice (CYJ) began to work with the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS) in the District of Columbia (DC) to assist DYRS in developing and implementing comprehensive performance measures in the agency’s three areas of supervision and programming for committed youths: secure confinement; reentry and alternatives to secure confinement; and case planning. The performance measures were intended to better equip DYRS to evaluate its efforts, ensuring that its services and programs protect public safety and result in positive outcomes for youth, families, and communities.