Youth Services Bureau (YSB)

The Youth Services Bureau office is located on 372 Hunting Hill Avenue (former site of MHS Voag Dept) and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The role of the Youth Service Bureaus is to serve as an advocate for youth and “as the coordinating unit of community-based services to provide comprehensive delivery of prevention, intervention, treatment and follow-up services” for children and youth. These services are designed to “meet the needs of youth by the diversion of troubled youth from the justice system as well as by the provision of opportunities for all youth to function as responsible members of their communities” (C.G.S. section 10-19m; see Appendix A).

A YSB is a non-coercive, independent public agency established to divert children and youth from the justice system by:

  • Mobilize community resources to solve youth problems
  • Strengthen existing youth resources and develop new ones
  • Promote positive programs to remedy delinquency breeding conditions

The YSBs have a broader scope of service than most other youth-serving agencies. In addition to providing direct services like other agencies, YSBs are responsible for assessing the needs of youth, identifying gaps in services, and coordinating services for youth in order to fill gaps and avoid duplication of services. Many youth service bureaus also play a special role working with the juvenile justice system to meet the needs of children and youth found to be delinquent for the first time (Juvenile Review Board).

More information on Youth Services can be found on the Youth Services Web Site. Click here to take you there!

 


Contact Information

372 Hunting Hill Avenue
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 854-6030 Phone
(860) 854-6028 Fax

Justin Carbonella, MPA
Youth Services Coordinator

Jackie Carraway
Youth Services Worker