Spring Creek Youth Services Center

3190 E. Las Vegas  Colorado Springs, CO 80906

June 2020 Update: Please access the Stakeholder Guide for more information regarding the youth center transfer between Spring Creek Youth Services Center and Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center. 

Spring Creek Youth Services Center (SCYSC) is one of five Division of Youth Services (DYS), state owned and operated detention youth centers. SCYSC is an 51-bed youth center that provides secure detention within the Southern Region of Colorado. For secure detention services, the youth center serves the 4th Judicial Districts encompassing two counties, Teller and El Paso County. 

Youth are detained at SCYSC for one of two reasons: secure placement pending a court hearing, or to serve a detention sentence of up to 45 days. For youth in detention at SCYSC, a risk and needs assessment is provided to the court to assist in the identification of possible services that would facilitate a successful transition back into the community.

Educational services at SCYSC are provided by the Harrison School District.  Educational opportunities include core subjects, elective subjects and vocational instruction. The education program fosters an environment in which at-risk youth can experience success by focusing on achievement in basic academic and pre-vocational skills.  While in school youth have the ability to work on grade-level appropriate work for credit transferable to high school graduation or a GED. In the education program, students discover and explore ideas in ways which encourage internalization and ownership of the learning process.

Youth Served

Youth housed in the youth center are male and female and can range in age from 10 through 20 years old.

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman - Phone Number: 720-625-8640 - The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman is required by the Legislature to serve as an independent state agency that investigates complaints and grievances about child protection services, seek and recommend system improvements and serve as a resource.