1427 West Rio Grande
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
June 2020 Update: Please access the Stakeholder Guide for more information regarding the youth center transfer between Spring Creek Youth Services Center and Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center scheduled for June, 2020.
Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center (ZPYSC) is one of five Division of Youth Services (DYS), state owned and operated secure detention youth centers. ZPYSC is a 40-bed youth center that provides secure detention within the Southern Region of Colorado. For secure detention services, the youth center serves the 4th Judicial Districts encompassing two counties, Teller and El Paso County.
Youth are detained at ZPYSC for one of two reasons: secure placement pending a court hearing, or to serve a detention sentence of up to 45 days. For youth in detention at ZPYSC, a risk and needs assessment is provided to the court to assist in the identification of possible services that would facilitate a successful transition back into the community.
Educational services at ZPYSC are provided by School District 11. Educational opportunities include core subjects, elective subjects and vocational instruction. The education program fosters an environment in which at-risk youth can experience success by focusing on achievement in basic academic and pre-vocational skills. While in school youth have the ability to work on grade-level appropriate work for credit transferable to high school graduation or a GED. In the education program, students discover and explore ideas in ways which encourage internalization and ownership of the learning process.
Zebulon Pike serves male and female youth from 10-17years of age.
- Family Information
- Youth Handbook, Educational Testing & Voting Rights
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 Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center Control Center at 719.329.6924.
- Contact & Directions
Eugene Moore, Director (719) 385-3361 Eugene.Moore@state.co.us Shelley Burke, Assistant Director &,Facility Supervisor (719) 385-3362 Shelley.Burke@state.co.us Vacant, Clinical Director (719) 385-3364 Levi Middleton, Detention Clinical Director (719) 325-8250 Levi.Middleton@state.co.us Vacant, Principal (719) 385-3383 Dolores Sianez-Terrazas, Program Assistant (719) 385-3364 Dolores.Sianez-Terrazas@state.co.us E. Pat Martinez, Administrative Assistant (719) 385-3365 Pat.Martinez@state.co.us Vacant, Program Assistant, Education (719) 385-3384 Vacant, Social Worker (719) 385-3367 Vacant, Social Worker (719) 385-3367 Vacant, Social Worker (719) 385-3380 Vacant, Social Worker (719) 385-3379 Vacant, Social Worker (719) 385-3381 Robin Steranka, TSC I/Transition Coordinator (719) 385-3378 Robin.Steranka@state.co.us Control (719) 385-3370 Main (719) 385-3360 Fax (719) 385-3369
1427 W.Rio Grande
Colorado Springs, CO80906
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.