Last Friday, Stanley Dawson joined D.C.’s grim roll call.

He was shot dead in far Southeast. He was also a ward of the city’s juvenile justice agency.

Records show Dawson, 19, had been committed to the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services in 2007.

He is at least the sixth ward of the agency to have been killed since the beginning of the year. At least another nine have been charged with murder themselves. (We have to keep saying “at least” because juvenile records are secret — you know, so the kids can be safe.)

On Monday, CapitalLand got a glimpse at Attorney General Peter Nickles’ ultra-secret “investigation” of what’s gone wrong at the agency. The attorney general apparently thinks that the kids are being turned loose too quickly and aren’t being supervised properly once they are back on the street.