Youth Services Commission


On September 15th, 1987 the Ocean County Youth Services Commission was established by the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
The Youth Services Commission is a group of community stakeholders appointed by the Board of Chosen Freeholders that oversees the planning and development of community based programs and services for at-risk youth and youth involved in the Family Court System. These programs and services are funded through State and Federal grant dollars.
As part of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act in 1995, The New Jersey Administrative Code mandated Youth Services Commissions throughout the state.

The Ocean County Youth Services Commission does not directly provide services. However, the YSC competitively contracts with agencies to provide community based services for at-risk youth, and youth and families involved with the Family Court System. The YSC completes an extensive Plan and Application process for the State and Federal grant funds every three years for the Juvenile Justice Commission, and the programs and services provided are based on the needs of the youth and families in Ocean County.

What services does the YSC provide?

Currently the YSC provides the following services for at-risk youth and youth involved in the family court system:

Prevention Programs provided by the Ocean County Library System:
Family Crisis Intervention
Diversion Programs – workshops for Anger Management, Anti-Theft and Anti-Bullying
Outpatient Substance Abuse
Inpatient Substance Abuse
Intensive In-home Counseling
Mentoring Home Detention / Electronic Monitoring
Parent Orientation Program – for new probationers
Community Service Program for youth on Probation

The YSC administers and manages federal and state grants for services to at-risk and court-involved youth, usually those in Detention, already on Probation or just released from a state correctional facility.


If you would like more information please email svoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us
 
Youth Services Commission meetings are open public meetings and we welcome youth, families, and any interested community members to attend and participate.
 
Youth Services Commission meetings are typically held the first Thursday of every month at 3pm (except as noted below). All meetings are held at 1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 2, third floor conference room.
 
Youth Services Commission 2014 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month except as noted.* All meetings are at 1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 2, third floor conference room. All meetings are open to the Public. 

  • January 2
  • February 6
  • March 6
  • April 3
  • May 3
  • June 5
  • July 18*
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2 
  • November 13
  • December 4 * 12 noon 
*change in date or time
Meetings subject to change or cancellation, call 732-288-7656 for information or email Shelby Voorhees, YSC Administrator at SVoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us
 
To be added to the YSC email list please email lsantos@co.ocean.nj.us