The Grand Mesa Youth Services Center Adventure Club hit the road early on Saturday, July 8th, to hike their first 14er. The hike was led by the director of the facility, who spent his day off leading the youth up the steep incline to the summit.
June 29, 2017 - "Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope." With this vision in mind, on Thursday, June 29, the employees of the Division of Youth Services (DYS) Western Region Office volunteered to work on the local Habitat for Humanity home build in Grand Junction.
On 6/21/17, Spring Creek Youth Services Center (SCYSC) in partnership with the International Correctional Management Training Center facilitated a tour of correctional leaders from the country of El Salvador.
The Colorado Juvenile Parole Board (JPB) is seeking applications to fill two open citizen positions, one from West of the Continental Divide and one which is open to all citizens. Members are appointed to serve a four-year term by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate.
Several bills passed during the 2017 legislative session that may impact the children, youth and families served through the programs and divisions within the CDHS Office of Children, Youth and Families. Below is a brief summary of a few more pieces of legislation that professionals in the fields of child welfare, domestic violence and juvenile justice may want to learn more about.
Outcomes Pilot Project Update
DVP Requirements Corner: Financial Requirements
National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey State Report
Financial Capability Integration Technical Assistance Opportunity
DVP Pets - Match Game
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- -Youth and staff from Grand Mesa Youth Services Center were interviewed by two local news stations and the Grand Junction Sentinel about their partnership with HomewardBound. The youth shared not only their appreciation for staff, but also what they are learning in the program.
The Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) is welcoming proposal for their annual Symposium on Juvenile Services from all individuals and organizations that provide services to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The symposium’s theme this year is Improving Juvenile Services: Identifying and Promoting Quality Practices.
Youth from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden cleaned up the Golden Cemetery this week to prepare it for Memorial Day. Lookout Mountain youth have given back through the cemetery project for nine years, removing weeds, trimming around grave sites, and planting flowers to make it beautiful for the many Memorial Day weekend visitors. This year, 12 youth worked seven-hour days for five days to clean up the cemetery.
Nurses play a critical role in keeping people safe and healthy at our facilities that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In honor of National Nurses Week and Public Employee Recognition Week, we're featuring some of the nurses who inspire us every day with their commitment and service.
In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, we are recognizing five CDHS staffers with People Who Help People awards. Today’s honoree is Deb Pearce, Registered Nurse III, Night Shift Supervisor at Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan. Congrats, Deb!
In honor of Public Service Recognition Week, we are recognizing five CDHS staffers with People Who Help People awards. Today’s honoree is John Clark, Health Care Technician III for Day Programs at the Wheat Ridge Regional Center. Congratulations, John!