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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 Library System:
  • 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.*
All meetings are hosted virtually using Cisco Webex until further notice.
In person meetings are held at: 1027 Hooper Avenue, Building 2, third floor conference room; . All meetings are open to the Public.

2021 Meeting Schedule:
• January 7 - Canceled
• February 4
• March 4 - Steering Committee ONLY
• April 1
Please join us for an Open Public Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2021
3:00 PM | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 2 hrs

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Meeting password: 36437729

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
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• May 6
• June 3
• July 1
• August 5
* September 2
• October 7
• November 4
• December 2* (12 noon)

Please Join us using Cisco Webex for the Open Public Meeting

*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