Adams Youth Services Center

1933 East Bridge
Brighton, CO 80601

(303) 659-4450 ext. 210 or 216

Adams Youth Services Center (AYSC) is a State-operated 30-bed juvenile detention youth center located in Brighton, CO. The co-ed detention youth center serves youth ages 10-17.

Adams Youth Services Center serves detention youth from Colorado's 17th Judicial District (JD). The 17th JD is comprised of Adams and Broomfield counties. All youth are held while awaiting court appearances or serving short sentences of no more than 45 days. The mission of AYSC is to provide detention services in an environment that is safe, healthy, and secure for youth, staff, and the community.

Educational services are provided by on-site School District27 JD teachers. Youth attend school year-round and earn school credits during their stay. Core classes taught are Language Arts, Science, Health, Social Studies, Math, and Physical Education. School hours are from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Life skills programming, skill streaming, restorative justice activities, and cognitive-behavioral theory-based activities are provided to youth in the Division's care. Mental health services are provided on-site by the Community Reach Center.

Youth Served

Youth residing in the youth center are male and female requiring secure detention and can range in age from 10 through 17.

Family Information
Youth Handbook

Visitation is an avenue to build and maintain healthy family and community relationships. Families of youth in the care of the Colorado Division of Youth Services are encouraged to visit the youth center. All visits require a scheduled appointment. You can request visitation by contacting the Adams YSC Control Center at 303.659.4450 ext. 10.

Visitation Hours

Adams YSC Visitation Frequency & Hours

Contact & Directions


Jeff Blackmon, Director (303) 659-4450 ext. 212
Celeniz Romero, Assistant Director (303) 659-4450 ext. 225
JoLynn Kutz, Program Assistant (303) 659-4450 ext. 223
TBD, Brighton School District 27J Principal (303) 655-2957  
Kerri Pachelo, Brighton School District 27J Registrar (303) 659-4450 ext. 211
Control (303) 659-4450 ext. 210 or 216  
Fax (303) 659-4453  


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1933 East Bridge
Brighton, CO 80601

The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman - Phone Number: 720-625-8640, 1-866-276-8646 (toll-free number) - The Office of Colorado’s Child Protection Ombudsman helps youth and families address concerns about youth experiences and treatment while living in the Division of Youth Services (DYS) youth centers. The CPO is an independent state agency that investigates complaints and grievances about the Division of Youth Services and provides free and confidential assistance to anyone who calls.