Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center

13500 E. Fremont Pl.
Centennial, CO 80112

(303) 768-7529

The Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center (MWFYSC) mission is to protect, restore and improve public safety. This is accomplished through a continuum of services and programs that: effectively supervise juvenile offenders, promote offender accountability to victims and communities and build skills and competencies of youth to become responsible citizens.

Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center is located in Centennial and is a 36-bed secure youth center serving detained youth. MWFYSC serves youth from the 18th Judicial District encompassing Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties.

MWFYSC provides secure detention holding for youth from ages 10 through age 17. MWFYSC uses an adaptive pro-social behavioral management philosophy which applies evidence based principles from social learning and cognitive behavioral theory (CBT). Services provided include individualized education, restorative community justice and life skills education.

Cherry Creek School District 5 provides licensed teaching staff for detained youth in the youth center. While at MWFYSC detained youth can earn credits necessary to receive a high-school diploma or obtain a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

Youth Served

Youth housed in the youth center are male and female and can range in age from 10-17 years old.

Family Information
Youth Handbook

Visitation is an avenue to build and maintain healthy family and community relationships. Families of youth in the care of CDHS are encouraged to visit the youth center. Due to limited space availability all visits require a scheduled appointment. You can request visitation by contacting the Marvin W. Foote YSC control center at 303.768.7520.

Visitation Procedure


Visitation Hours

Marvin W. Foote YSC Visitation Frequency & Hours

Contact & Directions


Eugene Forbes, Director(303) 768-7506Eugene.Forbes@state.co.us
Richard Pak, Assistant Director(303) 768-7505Richard.Pak@state.co.us
Alex Gallegos, Program Assistant(303) 768-7504Alex.Gallegos@state.co.us
Scott Hays, Clinical Director(720) 879-7587scott.hays@state.co.us
Shantel Gonzales, Cherry Creek School District Principal(720) 747-2919sgonzales3@cherrycreekschools.org
Tony Hawkins, Chery Creek School District Campus Administrator(303) 768-7563tony.hawkins@state.co.us
TBD, Cherry Creek School District Secretary(303) 768-7596 
Control(303) 768-7529 
Admissions(303) 768-7520 
Admissions Fax(303) 768-7525 
Fax(303) 768-7516 


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13500 E. Fremont Pl.
Centennial, CO 80112

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.