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Local Programs For Youth

Over 30 YSB organizations serving 74 counties in Indiana

 

OVERVIEW


FOR PARENTS AND YOUTH

IYSA strives to connect families to needed services. With agencies providing programming in over 45 Hoosier counties, help is only a phone call away. If you are a parent or guardian looking for help, please see the service areas and programs available in your area. Are you a teen in crisis or interested in supportive services? Your calls to our member agencies are welcome.

BY THE NUMBERS
MEMBERS
COUNTIES
YOUTH SERVED (2019)
YOUTH SERVICE BUREAUS (YSBs)

In their local communities, Youth Service Bureau’s offer a variety of programs based on the following four core roles:

  • Delinquency Prevention
    Programs aimed at preventing delinquent behavior by providing positive alternatives for keeping youth out of the justice system
  • Advocacy
    Activities that support, represent and protect the children and youth, such as CASA (court appointed special advocates) and work with state and local legislators on policies affecting youth and families
  • Community Education
    Services that educate and raise communities’ awareness about issues central to healthy youth development
  • Information and Referral
    The sharing of information on and referral to a variety of youth serving agencies, including the Safe Place program.

Programs based on these core roles can include (but are not limited to):

  • Counseling and Case Management (individual and family including assessment and referrals)
  • School based programming (alternatives to detention and expulsion)
  • Teen Court – diversion and restorative justice program for first-time offenders
  • Academic skills enhancement (i.e. Tutoring & Homework Assistance)
  • Emergency Youth Shelter: Crisis and Basic Needs – (Safe Place, emergency shelter, phone crisis lines, food and clothing pantries)
  • Mentoring – connections to trained and vetted positive, caring adults 
  • Family support and parenting – adult and teen parenting skills courses, supervised visitation
  • Skills-Building  – increase knowledge or skills that will help youth be successful in life.
  • Recreation  – provides youth sports or recreational programming that engages their time, attention and energy; build assets and provides alternatives to unhealthy behaviors

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