Division of Youth Services

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, the Division of Youth Services (DYS) is working very hard to ensure a safe environment for the youth in our care, as well as our employees. As with many organizations, DYS is modifying several aspects of our operations which impacts how we work with families, our visitation practices, and aspects of our programming.

To ensure you are informed with up-to-date information, we assembled a DYS COVID-19 Stakeholder Information Guide. This guide will not only provide you weekly updates on employee and youth COVID-19 testing that is completed, but it will also provide you information on topics such as the use of virtual technology, our robust staff and youth screening processes, our cleaning practices, and our pandemic plan (to name a few). This guide is meant to be informative and a resource for you to reference when you have questions. The Information Guide will also be fluid and will be updated to reflect current data and the strategies we've put in place to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 virus in our youth centers. 


The CDHS Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of CDHS. DYS operates 10 secure youth centers that serve youth between the ages of 10-21 who are pre-adjudicated or committed. In addition to residential programming, DYS administers juvenile parole services throughout Colorado. 

Colorado Department of Human Services
Division of Youth Services, Administrative Support Offices

4255 S. Knox Court
Denver, CO 80236
P 303.866.7345 | F 303.866.7344

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