About LPYS

La Plata Youth Services strives to reduce the rate of recidivism or relapse, reduce out-of-home placement, and guide youth participation in becoming healthy and productive members of their community.


Our ultimate vision is that youth in La Plata County are empowered and have the support and resources they need to strengthen their well-being and engage positively in their community.


La Plata Youth Services supports and advocates for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court.

Core Values

Social Justice – We advocate for equity

Integrity – We foster fair, honest relationships and communication

Compassion – We practice empathy and acceptance

Creativity – We seek innovative ways to provide strength-based services

Collaboration – We create progress by working together as a community

We help these youth by including their families and community in supporting an individual intervention service.


Contact us if there is an individual or situation we can help you with.