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 contact DYS after normal business hours, please call 866-257-8223.

Oversight

Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Juvenile 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.   

Contact Information

Office Address Phone/TDD Email
  • Division of Youth Services700 Main Street
    Little Rock, AR 72203
    501-682-8654
    Fax: 501-682-1351

Staff

Name Title Phone
  • DYS Community Services
    • Carmen Mosley-SimsAssistant Director501-320-6295
      Fax: 501-683-2121
      Email
    • Steve NawojczykStaff Development & Training Administrator501-320-6116
      Fax: 501-683-2121
      Email
    • Herbert McGillProgram Manager/JJDP Contact501-682-9685
      Fax: 501-682-2492
      Email
    • Judy MillerInterstate Compact Coordinator501-682-1929
      Fax: 501-682-1339
      Email
    • Michael SandersProgram Development Manager501-320-6118
      Fax: 501-683-2121
      Email
  • DYS Office of Support Services
    • Steve LittleAssistant Director - Chief Financial Officer501-320-6146
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
    • Jan YoungFinancial Section Administrator501-320-6134
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
    • Donna HendersonFederal Funds Administrator501-320-6148
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
    • Karen BlaylockContract Administrator501-320-6103
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
  • DYS Office of the Director
    • Marcus DevineDYS Director501-320-6100
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
    • James WashingtonEducation Director501-320-6113
      Fax: 501-682-6061
      Email
    • Jocelyn PotterPersonnel Manager501-396-6031
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
  • DYS Residential Operations
    • Cathy ShipleyConstruction Administrator501-682-9873
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email
    • Marq GoldenAssistant Director501-320-6106
      Fax: 501-683-2121
      Email
    • April HannahInternal Affairs501-682-1714
      Fax: 501-682-6687
      Email
    • James WalkerClinical Director501-682-9878
      Fax: 501-682-9779
      Email
    • Juvenile Placements Administrator501-682-1966
      Fax: 501-682-9876
    • Barry RowlandInformation Systems Manager501-320-6155
      Fax: 501-682-1351
      Email