Juvenile Correctional Facilities

DYS is committed to providing young people with education, behavioral health care, and other services they need to help them transform their lives. A total of three state-operated facilities are accredited by the American Correctional Association and provide a variety of services and treatment for youth including a fully-accredited high school, behavioral-health services, unit management, medical and dental care, recreation, religious services, community service opportunities, victim awareness, and reentry services.

Links to Facilities

Division of Facility Support The Division of Facility Support is responsible for all youth, staff, unit management, treatment, security, operations, education, medical and dental services, and dietary operations within the DYS facilities. The Division includes the Educational, Medical, Behavioral Health, Unit Management and Security Operations bureaus. A number of programs in the facilities support the well-being and habilitation of the youth. These programs include the empirically supported interventions including New Freedom-Phoenix curriculum, Thinking for a Change (T4C), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) as well as others that promote prosocial decision making like Victim Awareness. Complementary to this menu of programming is the Positive Response Incentive Driven Environment (PRIDE) behavior management system, family engagement initiatives and collaborations with volunteers and mentors.

Terry A. Tibbals, Deputy Director
Division of Facility Support
 (614) 728-0472