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.
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.
This summer, four youths from the Division of Youth Services' Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center took part in two volunteer days.
The Division of Youth Services is excited to announce that Platte Valley Youth Services Center earned accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
Staff volunteers from the Division of Youth Services (DYS) accompanied five youth to the Globeville neighborhood to plant vegetables for the upcoming growing season.
The Division of Youth Services has contracted with the Pueblo Community College's Corporate College for their Welding Mobile Learning Lab to visit the Grand Mesa Youth Service Center in Grand Junction, Colorado.