Administered by: Bureau of Positive Youth Development

Community Youth Services (CYS) offers an abundance of innovative programs in approximately two hundred diverse communities and counties for youth, young adults, adults and their families. CYS programs are aimed at reducing and preventing juvenile delinquency. Area project grantees organize community residents into committees to deal with the problems or issues that are paramount in their area. The role of the committee is to address, evaluate and resolve through a judicious and due-diligence assessment process that would result in a reasonable solution to meet the needs of the community. The community committee's program should serve as a beacon of light to improve the quality of life and public safety of community residents.

CYS workers provide a myriad of resources and technical assistance to community committees, thus supporting the committee's ability to become a sustainable program entity in their community.