Street Artist Bimmer Torres Connects Youth and Art

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Local street artist Bimmer Torres, whose works can be seen all around Denver, shares his talents and vision with the youth of DYS through collaborative design and production of murals. Organized and overseen by Martin Friedman, a client manager and parole officer with a love for restorative community justice, the youth involved are able to be a part of the process from beginning to end.

Platte Valley Culinary Catering Graduation


Platte Valley YSC celebrated the graduation of two incredibly talented youth for their culinary catering program this month. For their final showcase of what they have learned throughout the program, the two youth each created three dishes: a soup, main entree, and dessert. Natalie Chrastil, Associate Director for DYS, was able to share in the celebration and presented the coveted chef’s jackets to these new graduates.



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.


DVP Advisory Committee

DVP Advisory Committee Meeting.JPGThe purpose of the DVP Advisory Committee is to provide a stakeholder voice to guide and inform proper stewardship of DVP resources and the advancement of quality programming. The Advisory Committee meets on the third Monday of the Month, in-person and virtually, and these meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Advisory Committee, sign up to join our mailing list and RSVP for our next meeting.