The Orange County Youth Bureau’s mission is to promote positive youth development through county-wide integrated planning, funding, monitoring, coordinating and developing youth and family services programs for Orange County youth aged 0-21.
The Children & Family Services Plan, required by the New York State Office of Children & Family Services Office of Youth Development, guides Youth Bureau resource allocations and program coordination and development priorities. Quantitative data from the New York State Council on Children & Families Touchstones Kids Count Data Book and qualitative data collected by convening community planning groups, identify problems and strengths along with coordinated strategies to address them. We promote private and public partnerships, bringing together towns, villages, cities, social and educational agencies and private citizens including youth.
We are responsible for coordination efforts for Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS), Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), Safe School Ambassadors, Partners for Children, Youth and Families, and Orange County Summer Youth Internships.
The Orange County Youth Bureau administers NYS Office of Children and Family Services funding in the following categories:
- New York State Office of Children & Family Services Funding
- New York State Office of Children & Family Services Runaway Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) Funding
- County “Solutions” Funding
The Orange County Youth Bureau is a member of the Association of New York State Youth Bureaus and we advocate for the adoption of strong legislation, regulations, policies and services that will promote healthy youth, families and communities in Orange County.
INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
You may contact the Youth Bureau at (845) 615-3620 for a complete listing of funded programs.