The Department has a dual mandate of rehabilitation and public safety. In keeping with these two objectives, DYS has a system of classifying committed youth according to their offense patterns and other pertinent history. This classification process informs a service delivery plan that places youths in appropriate levels of care according to our Continuum of Care. The Continuum of Care includes:

  • Bail Detention
  • Assessment
  • Residential Phase
  • Hardware Secure Treatment
  • Staff Secure Treatment
  • Community Phase/ Day Reporting
  • Discharge

The Client Services unit oversees the delivery of a host of clinical and support services. Using an integrated approach, programs address the risk to re-offend by providing a variety of services, including the following:

  • Clinical Services
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Substance Abuse Services
  • Assessment and Classification
  • Revocation (the process by which a youth in the community is returned to residential programming)



This information is provided by the Department of Youth Services.