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
Bureau of Behavioral Health Services
Sarah Book, Bureau Chief
Tel: (614) 779-0232
Buckeye United School District
James Brady, Superintendent of Schools
Tel: (614) 728-2489
Bureau of Security Operations
William Merrill, Bureau Chief
Tel: (614) 728-9433
Matthew Swavel, Safety & Health Program Consultant
Tel: (419) 525-4455
Email: Matthew Swavel@dys.ohio.gov
Bureau of Unit Management
Vacant, Bureau Chief