The Division of Juvenile Justice serves youth who have been committed to the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) by the juvenile courts for delinquent offenses.
The department offers a range of services to juvenile justice youth from probation and supervision to secure residential placements.
DCS also operates three hardware-secure Youth Development Centers (YDCs) for male youth. The centers are accredited by the American Correctional Association. The Division of Juvenile Justice is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facilities while providing treatment and rehabilitation to male youth committed to state custody by the juvenile courts.