Youth Services Commission

Barbara Ziobro, Youth Services Commission Administrator
Email: bziobro@ucnj.org
Phone: 908-558-2381
Fax: 908-527-4212
Address: 10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 4th Floor Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Youth Services Commission Meetings

  • YSC Monthly Meeting
  • Tue, Mar 2, 2021 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
  • https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/963040365
  • You can also dial in using your phone.
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    • United States: +1 (224) 501-3412
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Union County Youth Services Commission will schedule seven general meetings for the calendar year 2021. Meetings will be held Virtually via GO TO MEETING app, meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM, unless otherwise noted. The Go to Meeting link will be posted on the Union County website under Youth Services Commission. We look forward to your participation in making this a productive year. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. *Dates may be subject to change 

  • January 2021 No Meeting Happy New Year!
  • February 02, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting
  • March 02, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting.
  • April 2021 No Meeting
  • May 04, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting
  • June 2021 No Meeting Enjoy your summer!
  • July 06, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting
  • August 2021 No Meeting
  • September 07, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting
  • October 05, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting
  • November 2021 No Meeting
  • December 07, 2021 Virtual Via Go To Meeting Happy Holidays!

The Union County Youth Services Commission (YSC) is a state-mandated committee represented by state and local juvenile justice stakeholders that plan, monitor and implement programs and services to at-risk youth and those youth involved in the juvenile justice system. YSC meets monthly to review local service provider outcomes, distribute information on upcoming events and plan initiatives in response to identified gaps in meeting Union County’s Continuum of Care objectives.

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Mission

To engage in juvenile justice planning and priority-setting in developing new community programming for juveniles and monitoring the effectiveness of existing programs in the community for at-risk youth and youth offenders that assist clients in becoming independent, healthy, and safe.

Goals

  • Better outcomes for clients and communities through collaboration, integration and shared responsibility.
  • Reduce delinquency and antisocial behaviors resulting in youth incarceration and recidivism.

Juvenile Justice Commission Points Of Intervention Definitions

Each of the programs in the Union County Youth Services Commission Continuum of Care has a specific goal.

Prevention
To prevent youth from engaging in anti-social and delinquent behavior and from taking part in other problem behaviors that are pathways to delinquency.

Diversion
To provide services and/or informal sanctions to youth who have begun to engage in anti-social and low level delinquent behavior in an effort to prevent youth from continuing on a delinquent pathway.

Detention/Detention Alternative
To ensure youth’s presence at court hearings and to provide short term (45-60 days) supervision sufficient to safely maintain appropriate youth in the community while awaiting the final disposition of their case.

Disposition
To provide the court with a range of options that match the supervision and service needs of youth in their communities to reduce recidivism.

Reentry
To provide youth transitioning from JJC residential programs and youth returning from secure facilities with additional support for successful reintegration into their communities to reduce recidivism.

Services

Prevention
Performing Arts Program
Mentoring & Youth Development Program

Diversion
Family Crisis Mediation And Program Services Linkage
Life Skills Coaching & Mentoring

Detention/Detention Alternative
Electronic Monitoring (Em) Program
Electronic Monitoring Case Management Program

Disposition
Substance Abuse Treatment
Early Intervention & Sexual Offender Treatment
Individual & Family Counseling

Disposition & Reentry
High School Equivalency Preparation & Tutoring

Reentry
Reentry Mentoring

Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative
Family Engagement Program
Career Exploration And Job Readiness Program

Resources

Union County Youth Services Commission, Youth & Family Resource Directory