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Organizational Structure

Oversight and management of the State’s 10 secure facilities is located within the Division’s Central Office. Direct facility supervision is provided by two Directors of Facility Operations. Central Administration also includes management and oversight of Education, Clinical and Medical Services, Food Services, Quality Assurance and Assessment Services. Research, Capital and Financial Services, Restorative Justice Services, Communication and Client Services are also administered from the Central Office.


In fiscal year 1986, the Division regionalized its administration of pretrial services and established regional offices with staff capable of providing case management and parole supervision of each youth committed from the region. Through this process, the Division established an over-arching case management system, assigning a “Client Manager” to each youth at commitment. The Client Manager guides the youth’s case plan and eventually assumes the role of the youth’s parole officer. The following management regions were created: Central, Denver, Northeast, Southern, and Western. Later, the Central and Denver regions were combined. These four management regions are responsible for the general administration of regional contracts, monitoring of residential and non-residential programming, coordination and collaboration with community agencies, participation in community collaborative management programs, the provision of client management and parole services and the local oversight of Senate Bill 91-94 programs.