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

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.

General Meeting Calendar

Union County Youth Services Commission will schedule seven general meetings for the calendar year 2019.  The meetings are held in the Union County Administration Building on the 6th floor in the Freeholder Conference Room on the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30pm, unless otherwise noted.    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 subject to change.

Barbara Ziobro, Administrator
Youth Services Commission
Administration Building
10 Elizabethtown Plaza, 4th Floor, Elizabeth, NJ 07207
Phone: 908-558-2381 Fax: 908-527-4212 

January 2019
No Meeting  – Happy New Year!

February 05, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room

March 05, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room

April 2019
No Meeting

May 07, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room

June 2019
No Meeting

July 09, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room (Second Tuesday)

August 2019
No Meeting – Enjoy your summer!

September 10, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room (Second Tuesday)

October 08, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room (Second Tuesday)

November 2019
No Meeting

December 03, 2019
6th Floor Conference Room –  Happy Holidays!

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