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Division of Youth Services (DYS)

Ms. Vivian T. Sablan DYS Administrator
Location: Bldg. #1263 across the Legislature Bldg., Capitol Hill
PO Box 501000 ck Saipan MP 96950
Tel: (670) 664-2550/2551/2591
Facsimile: (670) 664-2566
http://www.dys.gov.mp

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) under the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs has the responsibility to promote the well-being of children, youth, families, and the community as a whole. DYS has a distinguishing and unique feature which proves to be advantageous to the children, youth and families it serves: it is multifunctional and allows for continuity in services that would meet the diverse and often complex-ridden and multi-faceted problems and needs of the target populations.

The agency's overall mission is to help strengthen families and to promote healthy child by practicing positive parenting skills. Its focus includes educational, intervention, and preventative activities and services that provide children, youth, and families the opportunity to interact, to learn life skills, and to develop the ability to cope with challenges. The DYS has the responsibility to reduce and when possible cradicate child abuse & neglect, juvenile delinquency, youth violence, and other related social problems plaguing families. It is the vision of DYS that the "Families in the CNMI will be self-sufficient, self-reliant, and economically, socially, and culturally independent."

PROGRAM UNIT
Child Protection Unit
Foster Care Services