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DYS hosts Ministry of Justice from Japan


Last week, the Colorado Office of Children, Youth and Families had the honor of hosting Mr. Shigoku, an official from the Juvenile Classification Home Section, the Juvenile Treatment Division, Correction Bureau, at the Ministry of Justice - Japan. Mr. Shigoku’s goal while in Colorado was to study the approach DYS and other juvenile justice serving agencies use to help in the prevention of delinquency and crime.


A Passport to World Cuisine at PVYSC

 PV passport jan 2.jpgPlatte Valley Youth Services Center began a new culinary and cultural program called “A Passport to the World,” in which youth will create a special meal that will focus on a different country each month. January’s focus was on China and a celebration to honor the Chinese New Year. The menu for this exciting treat was: Tofu Lo Mein, Stir Fried Vegetables, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Chinese New Year Cake. 

College Career Fair for 4 GMYSC youth


On January 26, 2019 Grand Mesa Youth Services Center took 2 staff and 4 Female youth to Colorado Mesa University for a Women’s Career Fair. These females have consistently gone above and beyond in the facility. They have shown leadership on the unit as well as in school and other areas. These young women have either graduated or are currently working on getting their high school diplomas and are eager to move forward to higher education.

Youth Centers Awarded Grants to Libraries

State Grants to Libraries (SGtL) funds are awarded each year to support efforts to improve literacy and learning. The Institutional Library Development program received 11 proposals from six Division of Youth Services (DYS) libraries. Each of the six libraries received at least one award, ranging from $200 to $800 each. The applicants demonstrated a need for materials and provided plans to measure impact on patrons.

Funded projects will: