Audrey Rowe, the D.C. commissioner of social services, has reinstated three top officials of the District's Youth Services Administration who had been placed on paid leave for 10 days as a result of ongoing investigations of the agency that runs the city's juvenile facilities.
The three officials are Rayford Meyers, superintendent of the Oak Hill facility in Laurel; Julia Scott, superintendent of the Receiving Home for Children on Mount Olivet Road in Northeast, and Milton Douglas, deputy administrator of the Youth Services agency.
The three were placed on leave on June 2 to allow the agency's new acting administrator, Robert Malson, and other city officials to investigate allegations of mismanagement in the agency, according to a statement at the time by City Administrator Thomas Downs.
Malson replaced the agency's previous head, Patricia Quann, who resigned under pressure from the Barry administration.
Charles Seigel, a spokesman for the Department of Human Services, declined to comment on the reinstatements, saying the issue was related to personnel matters.
The Youth Services Administration has been the target of numerous recent investigations centering on its contracting practices and payment of employe overtime. The probes are being conducted by the FBI, the General Accounting Office, the U.S. attorney's office and the D.C. inspector general.
The House District Committee also is scheduled to hold a follow-up hearing on Friday regarding possible violations by the District of federal laws on educating delinquent youths.