Department of Youth Services

Department of Youth Services

Address: 30 W Spring St.

Columbus, OH 43215

Tel.: (614) 466-4314





Mission Statement:

To improve Ohio’s future by habilitating youth and empowering families and communities. It is also a juvenile justice agency for the state of Ohio.

Mejorar el futuro de Ohio habilitando a la juventud y fortalecer a las familias y las comunidades. También es una agencia de justicia juvenil por el estado de Ohio.


Description of Services:

DYS reaches thousands of youth in Ohio. Beyond youth in facilities and those on parole, DYS funds and supports 664 community programs throughout the state offering more than 88,000 youth (based on annual program admissions) opportunities and services to impact positive change. These included statewide support of juvenile courts and county partners through RECLAIM Ohio, Targeted RECLAIM, Competitive RECLAIM, the Detention Alternatives and Enhancements Initiative, Youth Services Grant, Behavioral Health/Juvenile Justice (BH/JJ), and Community Corrections Facilities. 


Organization Director/President/CEO:
First Name: Ryan F.
Last Name: Gies

Title: Deputy Director

Phone: (614)- 266-2749



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