1406 W. 17th St.
(719) 546-4915 or (719) 546-4940
Pueblo Youth Services Center (PYSC) is a secure 27-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,15th, and the 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 City Schools 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 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 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.
- Contact & Directions
Annette Dietrich, Director (719) 546-4902 Annette.Dietrich@state.co.us Clinton Corley, Assistant Director (719) 546-4943 Clinton.Corley@state.co.us Levi Middleton, Clinical Director (719) 325-9250 firstname.lastname@example.org Deanne Richardson, Program Assistant (719) 546-4904 Deanne.Richardson@state.co.us Sandy Gecewicz, Executive Director, ESS Pueblo School District 60 (719) 423-3048 Vacant, Office of ESS Assistant Director with Pueblo City Schools (719) 225-5094 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
1406 W. 17th St.
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.