Thanks to full contact football, a client manager/parole officer has found a way to relieve stress and give back to the community.
The two-day event brings together stakeholders from throughout Colorado's juvenile justice system.
Youth at Adams Youth Services Center created a sign in memory of Adams County Sheriff Deputy Heath Gumm. Deputy Gumm was killed in the line of duty when he and other deputies responded to a disturbance call.
Youth and staff at the Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYSC) recently made blankets that will be donated to the children’s wing at Parkview Hospital as part of their Restorative Community Justice (RCJ) program.
Youth at Lookout Mountain recently volunteered at the Jeffco Action Center to help get their food bank up to speed after the long holiday weekends. The Action Center’s Santa shop was very successful giving thousands of brand new toys to the Lakewood area youth. After the holidays, youth at Lookout Mountain helped to restock empty food bank shelves with frozen and refrigerated food.
Self-calming/self-care rooms have been popping up at Division of Youth Services centers throughout Colorado, reinforcing our trauma-informed environments.
This year staff at Gilliam Youth Services Center in Denver kept the annual giving tradition alive by sponsoring 40 children from the Salvation Army.
Youth at Platte Valley Youth Services Center (PVYSC) recently participated in Operation Christmas Child for the 12th year in a row! Operation Christmas Child is a yearly event sponsored by church communities throughout the world.
On Saturday, DYS staff accompanied four (4) youth along with Straight Ahead Colorado (a Christian Ministry serving youth in DYS) to the Denver and Aurora Crisis Centers and Homeless Shelters to provide meals to community members who were hungry.