Youth Development Centers

There are two secure-care DCS Youth Development Centers in Tennessee.

The facilities are hardware secure and serve young men ages 13- to 19-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.

Gateway to Independence
Nashville, TN

Darrell Pannell, MA, Superintendent 
(615) 532-2000


Wilder Youth Development Center
Somerville, TN

Jane Hayes, Superintendent 
(901) 465-7359