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DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES

Welcome to our Youth Center


The Youth Center offers a safe space for at-risk youth in Ocean County to develop into more secure and productive individuals.

boy smilingDo you or someone you know have a problem with opiates or other drugs?
We offer counseling by licensed professionals

Would you like to learn more about gang activity in Ocean County?
We offer Anti-Gang Education

Do you know what a bias crime is?
We hold classes in Bias Crimes Education

Would you like more information about the LGBTQ community?
Come and join our group discussions!

Are you preparing for your GED?
We offer preparatory classes and tutoring

Do you like to have fun and hang out with your friends in a safe environment?
Then the Ocean County Youth Center is for you!

The Ocean County Youth Center offers the following services and classes, all free of charge:
  • Life Skills
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Group Counseling for LGBTQ youth
  • Vocational Education
  • Cooking Class
  • Mentoring
  • Homework Support/Tutoring
  • Computer Lab
  • Meeting Room
  • Outside Recreation
  • Pet Therapy
  • Gaming Center
  • GED Classes by (R.A.I.S.E.)

Learn more about R.A.I.S.E.

For more information on eligibility requirements, registration procedures, and the Youth Center's Code of Conduct, contact us. To register call Program Coordinator, Charles St. John at 732.288.7736 or Program Supervisor, Edward Turnbach at 732.288.7780.