Al Estrada, CDHS Division of Youth Corrections Associate Director, was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (JJDP) Council. The Council provides statewide leadership and advocacy to improve the juvenile justice system, prevent delinquency, ensure equal justice and accountability for all youth while maximizing community safety.
The Colorado Division of Youth Corrections utilizes a program called Human Animal Bond in Colorado (HABIC) to provide animal assisted therapy to youth in their care.
The Division of Youth Corrections (DYC) at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center received a special request from one of their community partners, Habitat for Humanity. Habitat needed help moving their construction warehouse. Four youth along with two staff members, Tom Pariseau and Rod Tyma, offered to volunteer for the day. On Tuesday January 17, the Habitat staff along with volunteers filled six semi loads of industrial shelving, building materials and wooden pallets.