MDHS Division of Youth Services
The Division of Youth Services (DYS) administers probation/aftercare services and institutional programs for juveniles who have been adjudged delinquent in Mississippi Youth Courts or are at-risk of becoming delinquent. DYS provides professional counseling, probation, supervision, and related services to children in their home communities, as well as education, rehabilitation, and treatment services to children committed to institutional care. The mission of the Division of Youth Services is to provide leadership for change for youth, family units, and communities in Mississippi. It operates by creating legitimate, alternative pathways to adulthood through equal access to services that are least intrusive, culturally sensitive, and consistent with the highest professional standards. The vision is that every child will experience success in caring families and nurturing communities that cherish and teach them to value family and community. This vision is guided by the fact that our decisions and actions affecting children today will determine the quality of their lives tomorrow.
750 North State Street,
Jackson, MS 39202