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Connecting DYS Parents with their Children

The few dozen paper ornaments hanging from the Christmas tree in the lobby of the state human services department were gone in little more than an hour last year.
Employees snatched them up, eager to buy the requested gifts: a box of diapers, a warm coat, a baby doll. Like most other giving trees, this one’s branches were filled with the wishes of needy children. Except these were the infants, toddlers and preschoolers whose parents were locked up in youth detention centers throughout Colorado. Read the full story here

DYS Breaks Ground on New Youth Services Center

Lt. Gov Donna Lynne and other local dignitaries joined CDHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha and Division of Youth Services (DYS) Director Anders Jacobson as the DYS broke ground Oct. 3 on a new youth services center to replace the current Adams Youth Services Center. The new facility will increase the department’s capacity to serve the 17th Judicial District, one of the state’s fastest-growing juvenile populations. 

Mount View Hosts Career Fair

With Colorado unemployment rates at one of the lowest in the country, employers are working hard to find individuals willing to learn the skills of their trade. The Division of Youth Services at the Mount View education program found a perfect opportunity for youth by partnering with Madison Cassels of the Denver Area Labor Federation.