Tennessee Department of Children's Services

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Tennessee Department of Children's Services is a state agency of Tennessee that operates services for children and youth. The agency has its headquarters on the 7th floor of the Cordell Hull Building in Nashville.[1]

Juvenile facilities[edit]

The Division of Juvenile Justice operates three juvenile correctional facilities for male juveniles. In addition it contracts with G4S Youth Services, which operates the G4S Academy for Young Women, which has services for female juveniles.[2] The G4S Academy is housed on the Clover Bottom Developmental Center campus in Donelson, TN.[3]

The three youth development centers for male juveniles are hardware-secured long-term confinement facilities for juvenile prisoners.[4] The youth development centers serve juveniles ages 12–19.[5]

  • Mountain View Development Center - Dandridge
  • Wilder Youth Development Center - Unincorporated Fayette County
  • Woodland Hills Youth Development Center - Nashville
    • This includes the property that was formerly the New Visions Youth Development Center for female juveniles. In 2012 the state began contracting with G4S and integrated the former New Visions property into Woodland Hills.[4]

Previously it operated the following:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Office Directory." Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010. "Department of Children's Services Cordell Hull Building 7th Floor Nashville, TN 37243"
  2. ^ "Juvenile Justice." Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Retrieved on December 8, 2012.
  3. ^ "Facilities." G4S Academy. Retrieved on December 8, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Youth Development Centers." Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Retrieved on December 8, 2012.
  5. ^ Brewer, Bill. "Teacher leads youth development center residents to second, third spots in Stock Market Game." Knoxville News Sentinel. May 2, 2010. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  6. ^ "JUVENILE DETENTION CENTERS, AND TEMPORARY HOLDING FACILITIES." Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth. 4/4. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.
  7. ^ "Youth Development Centers." (list) Tennessee Department of Children's Services. Retrieved on August 22, 2010.

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