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Youth Services Commission

The Ocean County Youth Services Commission was established on September 15th, 1987 by the Board of Commissioners.

The Youth Services Commission is a group of community stakeholders appointed by the Board of Commissioners 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.

Prevention Programs provided by the Ocean County DART Prevention Coalition
  • Family Crisis Intervention
  • School Based Diversion Programs
  • 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
  • Social Enrichment Program for Probationers

Programs & Resources

For a list of programs and resources in Ocean County visit the NJ Association of County Youth Services Commission Administrators website.


Meetings are held at 3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month except as noted.*
Full YSC meetings are hosted In Person at the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office - Turnbach Room - 119 Hooper Avenue, Toms River NJ 08754. In Person meetings will have a Webex link offered, for those unable to attend in person.
All meetings are open to the Public. BRING A FRIEND!
Please RSVP to In Person meetings to svoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us

Subcommittee meetings are held virtually using Microsoft Teams. If you would like to attend a subcommittee meeting please email Shelby Voorhees at SVoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us

2024 Meeting Schedule:
All meetings are open to the Public with the exception of Executive Committee

January 4 – Executive Committee
February 1 – Full YSC - In Person **DCPP Presentation**
March 7 – Full YSC – In Person
April 4 – NO Meeting

May 2 – Monitoring Committee - Virtual TEAMS meeting
Please email YSC Administrator for meeting link svoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us

June 6 - Full YSC - In Person ** Presentation 2ndFloor Help Line**
July *11 – Executive Committee - Virtual Teams meeting
August 1 - Full YSC - In Person - Location Change: 1027 Hooper Ave, Toms River Building #2, 3rd floor conference room
September 5 - Full YSC - In Person
October 3 - Full YSC - In Person
November 7 - Full YSC - In Person
December 5 - *(NOON)* Full YSC - In Person – Location TBD

*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 svoorhees@co.ocean.nj.us