Introduction, Discrimination Policy, Physical/Sexual Abuse Policy and Contraband

The Rights of Youth

While you are a student at Day School your rights shall be protected. It is the official policy of Douglas County Criminal Justice Services - Youth Services that youth in our care shall be free from discrimination based on race, culture, religion, national origin, sex, disability or any other factor prohibited by law. Any student with a bona fide complaint that he or she has been discriminated against in violation of this policy shall promptly report such alleged discrimination to an Administrator.

Physical and Sexual Abuse

  • Douglas County Criminal Justice Services has a zero-policy with respect to physical and sexual abuse. Students are encouraged to report physical or sexual abuse verbally or in writing to any staff member.
  • You will be taken seriously, treated respectfully and protected from harm or retaliation.
  • You will immediately be separated from the alleged perpetrator.
  • Your report will be investigated.
  • Any person who has been found to engage in physical or sexual abuse shall be disciplined and may be subject to prosecution.



The Day School Program is for youth who have been court ordered to attend detention day school. All of the students in this program are here for a variety of reasons. We encourage you to respect the privacy of others who reside or attend school here. Having contact with other day school students outside of school hours is prohibited. You are not to have contact with other day school students outside of day school.

During your time here, you will learn to take responsibility not only for your assigned work, but also for your behavior. We will help you learn to control your behavior by placing a monetary value on it. You will maintain a checkbook balance, being paid for appropriate behavior and fined for inappropriate behavior. Your behavior will determine your checkbook balance and level. If you treat others with respect, and follow the rules, you will succeed.

The Keys to Success at DCYS are:

  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe

Remember that it would be impossible to put all of the rules in writing.  You are expected to follow staff’s instructions.  If you have any questions regarding the rules and expectations, please check with a staff member.


KSA 21-5914

Traffic in or unauthorized possession or distribution of contraband in penal institutions. (a) Traffic in contraband in a correctional institution is introducing or attempting to introduce into or upon the grounds of any correctional institution or taking, sending, attempting to take or attempting to send from any correctional institution or any unauthorized possession while in any correctional institution or distributing within any correctional institution, any item without the consent of the administrator of the correctional institution.
(c) Traffic in contraband in a correctional institution is a severity level 6, non-person felony.

Contraband Definition:

Any item that is illegal to possess or that can be used as a weapon or fabricated into a weapon or used for purposes of escape. This includes, but is not limited to; matches, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, medication, money, cell phone, iPod, gameboy, jewelry, hair pins, acrylic fingernails, or any item that has not been specifically authorized.

**These items will be confiscated and given to the person responsible for supervising your case while you are in day school or will be given to Law Enforcement.


What happens if I bring in contraband?

  • If you are suspected of bringing contraband into the facility, you may be strip searched.
  • If it is discovered that you have brought in contraband pursuant to KSA 21-5914, Law Enforcement may be contacted and a police report may be filed.  You may also be arrested and admitted to juvenile detention.
  • Other consequences may be given i.e. staying after school, fines, Day Room Restriction, loss of curfew, etc.

For the safety of yourself and others, do not bring contraband into the facility.