Division of Youth Services
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.
If you have an issue or concern relating to the health, safety, welfare, education, programing, or quality of life of the youth at a DYS contracted facility, please email DYSComplaints@dhs.arkansas.gov.
To contact DYS after normal business hours, please call 866-257-8223.
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.
|Division of Youth Services||
700 Main Street
|Michael Crump||DYS Director||
|Kara Benca||DYS Assistant Director – Service Delivery, Compliance, and Quality Assurance||
|Marq Golden||DYS Assistant Director – Diversion||
|Cheryl Grappe’||DYS Assistant Director – Treatment||
|Dr. Marcella A. Dalla Rosa, Ed.D.||DYS Superintendent||
|Judy Miller||Interstate Compact Coordinator||
|Ocie Hunter||JJCP Specialist||
|Elaine Lee||Legal Operations||
|Dr. Wayne K. Foster, Ph.D.||Special Education Coordinator||
|Lori M. Altschul, M.Ed.||Education Principal||
Phone: (501) 320-6159
|Stephanie Russell, M.Ed.||Arkansas Consolidated High School Registrar||
Phone: (501) 320-6505