Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Service (CCBYS)
Bureau of Youth Services & Delinquency Prevention
Division of Community Health & Prevention
Illinois Department of Human Services
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.
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.
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.
In FY 09, CCBYS services were delivered by 55 community agencies throughout the state.
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NOTE: Numbers Served: As recorded by providers in the Division's e-Cornerstone system.
- A 24-hour crisis intervention response system was available, statewide, for runaways, lockouts and unaccompanied homeless youth. CCBYS crisis workers responded to police stations, schools, etc.
- Youth were provided with a continuum of services according to their individual needs.
- With an overreaching goal of family preservation, reunification and/or family stabilization, CCBYS successfully reunified youth with their families approximately 85% of the time in crisis situations (runaways and lockouts).
- Program standards have been developed and implemented.
- A standards assessment review began full implementation in FY 08.
- Program providers continue to improve their ability to accurately report program data in e-Cornerstone.