Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center

1427 W. Rio Grande
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 scheduled for June, 2020.

Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center’s (ZPYSC) vision is positive choices today for successful youth tomorrow. The youth centers mission statement is to maintain a standard of excellence, which empowers committed youth to become productive community members by providing a structured environment, providing offender accountability to victims and communities and assisting youth in developing skills and competencies to successfully reintegrate into the community.

ZPYSC is a 38-bed secure treatment youth center for male juvenile offenders committed to the Division of Youth Services (DYS). Zebulon Pike serves youth from 12-20 years of age who have high-risk needs and have committed various crimes to include violent offenses, property crimes and/or sexual offenses.

Providing a safe and secure environment through clear directions, appropriate consequences and frequent rewards is a priority. The youth receiving services at ZPYSC present with complex needs; many are in need of family interventions, substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, vocational/life skills building, positive replacement activities and self esteem building.

The staff at ZPYSC committed to serving this complex population consist of administrators and their support staff, counseling professionals and contractors. The youth center also employs direct care staff that work with the youth on a daily basis; this includes residential, security and school personnel.

ZPYSC offers an on-site education program that includes classroom instruction, GED preparation, business management, vocational programs and transition activities. Post secondary education programs are an option for eligible students. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled quarterly to ensure the academic success of the youth. Award ceremonies are held quarterly and graduation services occur twice per year.

ZPYSC provides structured, consistent treatment services in a safe environment. An individual treatment plan is developed for each youth within 30 days of arrival to the center. Zebulon Pike’s registered nurse triages medical treatment on a daily basis. The youth center psychologist visits the youth center weekly and on an emergent basis when indicated. Other interventions include treatment groups focused on misuse of power, cognitive behavioral care core curriculum, counseling overseen by licensed mental health professionals, sex offense specific treatment by a Sex Offender Management Board approved provider and substance abuse treatment from a certified addictions counselor.

Transition is an essential part of each youth’s preparation to successfully return to the community. ZPYSC focuses on a gradual return to the community and strives to introduce the youth to a variety of pro-social activities including social gatherings, community support groups, partnerships with local businesses and step down programs to help youth safely return home or emancipate.

Youth Served

Zebulon Pike serves male youth from 12-20 years of age.

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.