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Division of Youth Services

Overview

The Division of Youth Services provides effective prevention, intervention and treatment programs to give opportunities for success to families and children in Arkansas and to ensure public safety.
 
To learn more about DYS’ mission, vision, values and history, click here.

To view the DYS Stratigic plan, click here.
 
To contact DYS after normal business hours, please call 866-257-8223.

Oversight

Juvenile Correctional Facilities & Treatment Centers
State Institutional System Board

Programs and Services

Below are the current programs and services offered by the Division of Youth Services. Click the name for a link to additional information.   

Grants

Juvenile Accountability Block Grants
Formula Grants Program
Title V Community Prevention Grants Program

Programs

Education System

Services

Community-based Programs
Provider and Facility Directory

Contact Information

Office Address Phone Email
Division of Youth Services

700 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72203

501-682-8654
Fax: 501-682-1351

Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Betty Guhman DYS Director

501-682-8755
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Carmen Mosley-Sims DYS Community Services | Assistant Director/Community Programs

501-320-6295
Fax: 501-683-2121

Email
Herbert McGill Program Manager/JJDP Contact

501-682-9685
Fax: 501-682-2492

Email
Judy Miller Interstate Compact Coordinator

501-682-1929
Fax: 501-682-1339

Email
Steve Little Office of Support Services | Assistant Director - Chief Financial Officer

501-320-6146
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Robert Young Financial Section Administrator

501-320-6134
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Marie Kenney Federal Funds Administrator

501-320-6149
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Shenna Oduah Office of the Director | Internal Affairs Investigator

501-682-1714
Fax: 501-682-6687

Email
Marcella Dalla Rosa Education Director

501-320-6113
Fax: 501-682-6061

Email
Jocelyn Potter Personnel Manager

501-396-6031
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Cathy Shipley DYS Residential Operations | Construction Administrator

501-682-9873
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Marq Golden Assistant Director/Residential Programs

501-320-6106
Fax: 501-683-2121

Email
James Walker Clinical Director

501-682-9878
Fax: 501-682-9779

Email

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

TTY: 1-800-285-1131 or dial 711 for Arkansas Relay Service

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