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Division of Youth Services

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Welcome to the IDOC Division of Youth Services Home Page

Division of Youth Services (DYS) oversees all aspects of Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) juvenile care. We recognize that impacting the lives of troubled youth requires juvenile specific services. DYS utilizes the Balanced and Restorative Justice Model to serve as the foundation and core beliefs in providing juvenile justice services. The core beliefs of this model provide the overarching, guiding principle for facility operations, treatment programs, youth development, and community re-entry. DYS vision and mission statements uphold our commitment to Guiding Principles and the foundations of our beliefs and to promote youth development in a Calm Profession Respectful (CPR) manner.

DYS Vision
Our DYS vision is to positively impact the future of Indiana's delinquent youth to foster responsible citizenship.

DYS Mission
Our DYS mission is focused on community protection, accountability, beliefs that foster responsible community living and competency development.