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Facility Support

Facility Support

The Division of Facility Support is responsible for all youth, staff, unit management, treatment, security, operations, education, medical and dental services, and dietary operations within the DYS facilities.

The Division includes the Educational, Medical, Behavioral Health, Unit Management and Security Operations bureaus. A number of programs in the facilities support the well-being and habilitation of the youth. These programs include the empirically supported interventions including New Freedom-Phoenix curriculum, Thinking for a Change (T4C), Aggression Replacement Training (ART), and Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress (SPARCS) as well as others that promote prosocial decision making like Victim Awareness.

Complementary to this menu of programming is the Positive Response Incentive Driven Environment (PRIDE) behavior management system, family engagement initiatives and collaborations with volunteers and mentors.

Bureau of Health Care Services

Michelle Viets, Chief of Health Care Services

Tel: (614) 965-1613

Email: Michelle.Viets@dys.ohio.gov

Bureau of Behavioral Health Services

Sarah Book, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 779-0232

Email: Sarah.Book@dys.ohio.gov

Buckeye United School District

James Brady, Superintendent of Schools

Tel: (614) 728-2489

Email: James.Brady@dys.ohio.gov

Bureau of Security Operations

William Merrill, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 728-9433

Email: William.Merrill@dys.ohio.gov

Matthew Swavel, Safety & Health Program Consultant 

Tel: (419) 525-4455

Email: Matthew Swavel@dys.ohio.gov

Bureau of Unit Management

Kenneth Berry, Bureau Chief

Tel: (614) 644-9744

Email: Kenneth.Berry@dys.ohio.gov