Pueblo Youth Services Center

1406 W. 17th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003

(719) 546-4915 or (719) 546-4940

Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYSC) is a secure 19-bed detention youth center operated by the Colorado Division of Youth Services (DYS). The youth center is located in the Southern region of the state and provides services to youth located in five Colorado Judicial Districts: the 3rd, 10th, 11th, 12th, 15th, and 16th Judicial Districts. These Judicial Districts encompass 20 counties within the South and Southeastern portion of the state.

Male and female youth between the ages of 10 through 17 are detained at PYSC for reasons such as secure placement pending a court hearing, or to serve a detention sentence of up to 45 days. Detention youth participate in cognitive behavioral programming designed to teach positive traits, anger management, improved decision making, empathy, and other social-related skills. For youth in detention at PYSC, a risk and needs assessment is provided to the court to assist in the identification of possible services available to facilitate a successful transition back into the community.

Pueblo School District 60 provides licensed teaching staff for the comprehensive school program. Youth can generate the credits necessary to receive a diploma or work toward a GED (General Equivalency Diploma) while at PYSC.

Youth Served

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

Family Information
Youth Handbook

Visitation Hours

Visitation is an avenue to build and maintain healthy family and community relationships. Families of youth in the care of DYS are encouraged to visit the youth center. All visits require a scheduled appointment. You can request visitation by contacting the Pueblo YSC Control Center at 719.546.4915 or 719.546.4940.

Visitation Hours

Pueblo YSC Visitation Frequency & Hours

Contact & Directions


Clinton Corley, Director(719) 546-4902Clinton.Corley@state.co.us
Michelle Persinger, Assistant Director(719) 546-4943michelle.persinger@state.co.us
Levi Middleton, Clinical Director(719) 325-9250levi.middleton@state.co.us
Amanda Vigil, Program Assistant(719) 546-4905Amanda.Vigil@state.co.uc
Sandy Gecewicz, Executive Director, ESS Pueblo School District 60(719) 423-3048 
Salvador Gallegos, On Site Lead Teacher, Pueblo City Schools(719) 546-4908 
Jerica Archuleta, Secretary Pueblo City Schools at PYSC(719) 546-4935 
Video Conference Room(719) 546-4912 
Control(719) 546-4915/4940 
Fax(719) 546-4917 


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1406 W. 17th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003

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.