Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Service (CCBYS)
Bureau of Youth Services & Delinquency 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

In FY 11, CCBYS services were delivered by 52 community agencies throughout the state.

Program Data

SFY08 SFY09 SFY10
Program Expenditure (Numbers in 000's) $10,270.5 $9,829.6 $9,254.1
Number of Grantees 55 55 53
Number Served 7,041 6,332 6,596

Program Effectiveness

  • 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 80%-85% of the time in crisis situations (runaways and lockouts).
  • Program standards and a standards assessment review process are in place.
  • Program providers continue to improve their ability to accurately report program data in e-Cornerstone.