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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.

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.

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
Michael Crump DYS Director

Phone: 501-682-3430
Fax: 501-683-2121

Email
Kara Benca DYS Assistant Director – Service Delivery, Compliance, and Quality Assurance

Phone: 501-320-6226
​Fax: 501-683-2121

Email
Marq Golden DYS Assistant Director – Diversion

Phone: 501-320-6106
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Cheryl Grappe’ DYS Assistant Director – Treatment

Phone: 501-320-6284
​Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Marcella Dalla Rosa DYS Superintendent

Phone: 501-396-6038
Fax: 5501-682-1351

Email
Judy Miller Interstate Compact Coordinator

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

Email
Ocie Hunter JJCP Specialist

Phone: 501-320-3942
Fax: 501-682-1351

Email
Elaine Lee Legal Operations

Phone: 501-320-6372
Fax: 501-683-2121

Email
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Arkansas Department of Human Services

Arkansas Department
of Human Services
(501) 682-1001

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

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