Adams Youth Services Center

1933 East Bridge
Brighton, CO 80601

Adams Youth Services Center (AYSC) is a State-operated 30 bed juvenile detention youth center located in Brighton, CO. The co-ed detention youth center serves youth ages 10–17.
Adams Youth Services Center serves detention youth from the Colorado’s 17th Judicial District (JD). The 17th JD is comprised of Adams and Broomfield counties. All youth are held while awaiting court appearances or serving short sentences of no more than 45 days. The mission of AYSC is to provide detention services in an environment which is safe, healthy, and secure for youth, staff, and the community.

Educational services are provided by on-site School District 27 JD teachers. Youth attend school year-round and earn school credits during their stay. Core classes taught are Language Arts, Science, Health, Social Studies, Math, and Physical Education. School hours are from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Life skills programming, skill streaming, restorative justice activities, and cognitive behavioral theory based activities are provided to youth in the Division's care. Mental health services are provided on-site by the Community Reach Center. 

Youth Served

Youth residing in the youth center are male and female requiring secure detention and can range in age from 10 through 17.

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman - Phone Number: 720-625-8640 - The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is required by the Legislature to serve as an independent state agency that investigates complaints and grievances about child protection services, seek and recommend system improvements and serve as a resource.