Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) recently recognized the Division of Youth Services (DYS) for reducing the use of seclusion. Research does not show that the common practice reduces problem behavior in juveniles.
Colorado's MINDSOURCE-Brain Injury Network was recently recognized in a U.S. News & World Report feature article for its project highlighting the vicious cycle of traumatic brain injury and incarceration.
Youths and staff from the Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center recently took part in a cleanup of the roadside in an area of Golden, where YSC has been partnering with their local community for several years.
Youths and staff members at Pueblo Youth Services Center recently worked together to have a school-supplies drive. The school was very thankful that both youth and staff in the facility thought of their children, and they were excited to recieve the supplies.
Several youth from the Division of Youth Services (DYS) spent the morning at the Denver Urban Gardens having a work day. This is the seventh year that youth from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center partnered with Rite of Passage, Martin Friedman (a DYS Client Manager) and the Globeville community in this endeavor.
With Colorado unemployment rates at one of the lowest in the country, employers are working hard to find individuals willing to learn the skills of their trade. The Division of Youth Services at the Mount View education program found a perfect opportunity for youth by partnering with Madison Cassels of the Denver Area Labor Federation.
The Homelake Veterans Community Living Center in Monte Vista, which is run by the Colorado Department of Human Services, recently dedicated its newly renovated chapel, a historic facility that was built in the 19th century.
The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities — a strategic action network that works to help families nationwide who face various barriers to achieve their full potential — will hold its national conference in Denver from Oct. 15-17.
COACT Colorado is partnering with the University of Colorado and several family agencies to conduct a statewide assessment of the current strengths, barriers, and needs for child, adolescent, and transition age youth services in Colorado.