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Mission, Vision and Core Values

The mission of the Ohio Department of Youth Services is to improve Ohio's future by habilitating youth and empowering families and communities. The vision of the agency is a safer Ohio: one youth, one family and one community at a time.

DYS Cores Values "Our BEST"

  • Our staff are our greatest resource.
  • Believe every person can change.
  • Encourage the best for youth and families.
  • Strive to provide youth with everything they need to succeed.
  • Treat everyone with respect