Division of Youth Services publications and reports

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) publishes many reports throughout the year as required by statute, as well as to share information with the public and our partners.

DYS reports and evaluations


DYS compliance review standards
DYS community and partner resources

Helpful websites

Assessment Services

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (WSIPP)
The Institute's mission is to carry out practical, non-partisan research - at legislative direction - on issues of importance to Washington State.

Clinical Service Resources

The Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training
A Literature Review & Resource Guide for Evidence-Based Best and Promising Mental Health Practices

The National Evaluation And Technical Assistance Center For The Education Of Children And Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, Or At Risk (NDTAC)
Serves as a national resource center to provide direct assistance to States, schools, communities, and parents seeking information on the education of children and youth who are considered neglected, delinquent, or at-risk.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA):
The mission of CADCA is to: Strengthen the Capacity of Community Coalitions to Create and Maintain Safe, Healthy and Drug-Free Communities.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Colorado Meth Project
Colorado meth project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at significantly reducing first-time meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.

Center for Sex Offender Management
The Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM) is a national clearinghouse and technical assistance center that supports state and local jurisdictions in the effective management of sex offenders.

Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice
Colorado State Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB)

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
ATSA is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.

The Safer Society Foundation Inc.
Resources for the Prevention & Treatment of Sexual Abuse

Blueprints For Violence Prevention
The Blueprints mission is to identify truly outstanding violence and drug prevention programs that meet a high scientific standard of effectiveness.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is: to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States.

Federal, State and Local Government

Official Website for the State of Colorado

Office Of Information Technology Services

Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS)

Colorado Department of Corrections

Colorado District Attorneys Council (CDAC)

Colorado State Judicial Branch

Colorado Department of Public Safety

Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

Colorado Juvenile Parole Board

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Additional Juvenile Justice Resources

Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is a national non-profit organization, formed in 1994 to improve local juvenile correctional services, programs and practices so the youths within the systems succeed when they return to the community and to provide national leadership and leadership development for the individuals responsible for the systems. CJCA represents the youth correctional CEOs in 50 states, Puerto Rico and major metropolitan counties.

Victim and Restorative Community Justice

Restorative Justice Colorado
The Colorado Restorative Justice Council advances restorative justice principles and practices throughout Colorado by providing a gateway to information, networking and support.

County Sheriffs Of Colorado
This is an association of County Sheriffs. This link will provide you with contact information of Sheriffs’ offices throughout Colorado. Each office has staff trained to work with victims of crime.

District And County Courts Of Colorado
This link will provide you with locations and contact information of all District and County Courts within Colorado.

Colorado Bureau Of Investigations convicted sex offender site
This site allows the public access to reference information on sex offenders who have been required to register through court order.

Division Of Criminal Justice, Office For Victim’s Programs
The Office for Victims Programs (OVP) has three primary functions: to administer federal and state grant programs, to ensure that victims of Victim Rights Act crimes are afforded their rights, and to monitor the twenty-two Local Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement (Local VALE) and Victim Compensation programs for compliance with state standards.

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
This is statewide umbrella organization that provides access to victim advocacy, community
resources for victims. COVA deals with a number of victim related issues.

Cova Crime Services Directory
This resource is a statewide directory with contact information of a wide variety of criminal
justice organizations, as well as victim services agencies.

Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), works to eliminate sexual violence by providing education, training and prevention initiatives, influencing public policy, advocating for resources, and promoting offender accountability. CCASA reduces the impact of sexual violence by advocating that each and every survivor is treated with dignity and respect, and has full access to quality services.

The Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence (CCADV)
CCADV is a diverse network of rural and urban advocates who work together through the coalition to coordinate services, exchange information and work on issues of common concern, thereby providing a unified, statewide environment that will nurture members’ local, community-based efforts to stop domestic violence.

VINELink Colorado

Prison Rape Elimination Act information and publications

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is a federal law that became effective in 2003. PREA establishes a zero-tolerance standard against sexual abuse in adult prisons, jails, police lockups, private prisons, as well as juvenile youth centers, and community confinement centers. The act requires agencies to comply with national standards to eliminate sexual abuse. The standards include the prevention, detection, and prosecution of any sexual abuse within juvenile youth centers. Learn more about Colorado's commitment to PREA compliance and youth services.

PREA standard 115.387 requires data to be collected and aggregated on sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment incidents for DYS and secure contract youth centers.

PREA definitions

Annual Reports

Individual Facility Reports

More PREA Resources