The state of Colorado has eight juvenile detention centers. Five of them, including the Gilliam Youth Services Center in Denver, the Adams Youth Services Center in Brighton, the Pueblo Youth Services Center in Pueblo, the Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs and the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center in Englewood serves only youth offenders. Three other state-run facilities, Platte Valley, Grand Mesa, and the Mount View Youth Services Center also serve as adult detention centers.
The Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Youth Services (DYS) is the agency responsible for all Colorado juvenile inmate records. There is no online central repository where someone can perform a Colorado juvenile detention center inmate search, so anyone wanting to find a youth offender would need to contact DYS directly. Their mission, as posted on their website, says: “The CDHS Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of CDHS. DYS operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10–21 who are pre-adjudicated or committed. In addition to residential programming, DYS administers juvenile parole services throughout Colorado.”
Five state-run detention centers (Gilliam Youth Services Center in Denver, the Adams Youth Services Center in Brighton, the Pueblo Youth Services Center in Pueblo, the Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs and the Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center in Englewood) serve only youth offenders. Each facility houses different ages and security levels. Some have only 30 beds, whereas others have close to 100 slots. Each facility offers education along with behavioral therapy and treatment for addictions and mental health issues.
These facilities are higher security due to the high-risk of youth and adult offenders. Along with education, the programs offered are religious, medical, counseling, psychoeducational groups, mental health, and psychiatric services. Additionally, they encourage participation in outdoor activities like outdoor recreational activities, including a ropes course, frisbee golf, soccer, kickball, basketball, volleyball, and gardening.