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Youth Development Centers

There is a secure-care DCS Youth Development Center in Tennessee.

The facility is hardware secure and serve young men ages 13- to 18-years-old who have been committed to state custody for various offenses by the Juvenile Courts.

Services provided include mental health treatment, family therapy, individual therapy, Anger Replacement training, sexually aggressive youth programing, alcohol and drug treatment services, medical services and general educational, special education and HiSET.


Wilder Youth Development Center
Somerville, TN

Jane Hayes, Superintendent
(901) 465-7359


Tireca Thompson, Interim Superintendent
(901) 446-3600