Training and staff development affect the quality of services provided in the field of corrections. Both
are central to job performance and employee retention. In addition, litigation involving the performance
of correctional staff often results in the scrutiny of the training provided to them. Hence, it is critical
that our staff and our juvenile justice partners have access to a training academy that is innovative and
responsive to the evolving needs of the juvenile corrections profession.
The Ohio Department of Youth Services Training Academy continually strives to become a leader
in direct and interactive instruction. We are committed to providing training opportunities that are
progressive and aligned with best practices. Our courses are developed by a diverse group of subject matter
experts and our practices have earned accreditation from the American Correctional Association.
Please register for a course hosted at our Academy or contact us to learn more about regional training
opportunities. We look forward to learning with you!
The mission of the DYS Training Academy is to develop and deliver quality training to meet the evolving needs of DYS staff and community partners.