La Plata Youth Services

La Plata Youth Services (LPYS) promotes positive youth development and encourages community engagement among youth at risk of becoming involved in the justice system.

Our programs support the individual needs of each youth. We focus on the interests and strengths of every adolescent to instill a sense of accountability and self-worth.

LPYS believes in restoring our youth’s community connections through meaningful community service, structured family support, and collaboration with volunteers and like-minded organizations in La Plata County.

We accept referral requests from Municipal Court, Police, Sheriff Office, and Durango 9-R, Bayfield, and Ignacio school districts.  We also will consider parent referrals.

“From my experience in youth services, I have learned that if I stay on the right path and achieve my goals I set for myself I will live a better life and become a better person.”

LPYS 2016 Annual Report

LPYS 2015 Annual Report

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Recent News

  • Upcoming Parent Support Group (11/29/2017) - On December 4th LPYS will be holding a parent support group in our office.  This meeting will be facilitated by our Youth & Family Specialist Stephanie Smith, and feature guest speaker Pat Senecal from Celebrating Healthy Communities.  This month’s topic … Continue reading
  • Upcoming Art Workshops (11/29/2017) - LPYS has collaborated with The Durango Arts Center to facilitate a series of art workshops for youth ages 6-17.  The next workshop will be held on December 16th in the Durango Arts Center’s Education Room. Youth who attend these workshops … Continue reading
  • Restorative Justice Facilitators WANTED (7/21/2016) - Contracted Facilitators WANTED: DURANGO, CO 81301 La Plata Youth Services is looking for experienced restorative justice facilitators. This contracted position will entail facilitating pre-conferences and conferences for a total of $200.00 per case completion. All other prep and follow up … Continue reading
  • Restorative Justice coming to Durango Schools (5/23/2016) - Check out this article about restorative justice in Durango schools. Bravo to Miller Middle, Big Picture High, and Animas High! We applaud you.
  • Office Assistant Needed (12/11/2015) - LPYS is seeking and individual to participate in the Senior Community Service Employment Program Contact Judy Campbell (970) 385-3995 to apply!