Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Service (CCBYS)
Bureau of Youth Services & Delinquency Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services

Program Description

Target

CCBYS is a statewide program serving youth ages 11-17, and their families when appropriate, who are at risk of running away from home, unaccompanied homelessness, or involvement with the child welfare and/or the juvenile justice system as well as youth beyond the control of their parents in circumstances which constitute a substantial immediate danger to the youth's immediate physical safety.

Purpose

The primary purpose of CCBYS is to provide youth in high risk situations, and their families when appropriate, with a continuum of services according to their needs, with the overreaching goal of family preservation, reunification and/or family stabilization, or independence, again dependent upon the youth's needs.

Services

Youth are provided with a continuum of services according to their needs. A 24-hour crisis intervention response system is available in emergency situations for referrals from youth, parents/guardians, police, schools, courts, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Child Welfare and Protection staff, and other community referrals to ensure reunification with the parent or guardian and/or stabilization of the family.

Delivery Method

CCBYS services are delivered by 55 community agencies throughout the state.

Program Data

SFY05 SFY06 SFY07 SFY08
Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $10,024.2 $10,033.3 $10,383.7 $10,093.8
Number of Grantees 57 57 56 55
Number Served 18,000 9,061 8,803 7,803

NOTE: Data reported on numbers served for FY06, 07, and 08 are estimated based on agency self reports.

Program Effectiveness

  • With an overreaching goal of family preservation, reunification and/or family stabilization, CCBYS successfully reunified youth with their families approximately 85 percent of the time in crisis situations (runaways and lockouts).
  • There was an increase in the number of providers utilizing the eCornerstone system appropriately.
  • Program standards were developed and implemented.
  • Developed and piloted a standard assessment review instrument in FY 07 and began full implementation in FY 08.