Licensing and Standards General Information

AL DYS

Contact Information

Physical Address :
Youth Services
8950 Roebuck Blvd.
Birmingham, AL 35206

Staff: 

Robert Matthews:
Director of Licensing
205-836-1058

Chandler Beeane:
Licensing Representive
251-434-3695

Susan Haug:
Licensing Representive
205-808-6590

Karen Steele:
Licensing Representive
205-836-2972

Arnika Whitaker:
Licensing Representive
205-836-3981

The Department of Youth Services follows the American Correctional Association (ACA) Standards when approving facilities for licensure. We utilize ACA publications for: Juvenile Correctional Facilities (formerly, Training Schools), Juvenile Community Residential Facilities, Juvenile Day Treatment Programs, Juvenile Detention Facilities, Small Juvenile Detention Facilities and Correctional Boot Camp Programs, when performing audits. The DYS annual licensing audit will evaluate compliance with the various standards as they appear in the publication and periodic supplements published by ACA. A candidate for licensure will need to purchase the appropriate publication directly from ACA at the following website in order to prepare for an audit: