Division Director: Hawa Bonds
Phone: 908-558-2520
Fax: 908-558-2540
288 N. Broad Street, Suite 3A
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
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The mission of the Union County Division of Youth Services is to deliver effective and accessible programs and services that help youth reach their full potential. By working together with other government agencies, nonprofits and private sector supporters, the division can help youth perform better in school, avoid delinquency and other at-risk behaviors that can endanger their safety.

Our youth development initiatives offer a variety of opportunities for students to participate in after school projects while learning critical thinking, problem-solving and communications skills that can lead to better career choices and brighter futures. The division can also assist students with finding organizations that offer volunteer opportunities so they can fulfill their educational or personal goals.

Case Management & Referral Services for the following:

  • Family Conflict
  • Truancy
  • Runaway Behavior
  • Minor Delinquency
  • Threat to Safety


  • Provide immediate intervention
  • Refer to appropriate programs
  • Divert cases from court or further court involvement