Office of Classification And Transportation Services
The Office of Classification and Transportation Services (OCATS) is responsible for ensuring that youth are appropriately screened for placement, classified according to risk and need, and are safely and securely transported. OCATS provides statewide services in two core areas: Assessment/Classification and Transportation.
The Transportation Unit is comprised of 24 Officers that ensure the safety and security of staff, youth and the general public by transporting youth humanely and safely throughout the DJJ secure facility system – both RYDCs and YDCs and mass secure transport to DJJ special events such as graduation or the Commissioner’s Youth Council. As we have staff available, transports include medical appointments, placement interviews, placements and court appearances. Transportation officers also provide airport surveillance to various states through the Interstate Compact Office. By ensuring youth are properly and accurately classified and reviewed, the transportation officers are able to provide safe and secure transports.
Windy Hix, Director of Classification and Transportation
Tora Pierce, Program Coordinator – North Region, Classification Unit
Clay Tucker, Program Coordinator – South Region, Classification Unit