Youth Services Commission (YSC)
Youth Service Commissions were established by law to plan and implement strategies, and to advocate for the reduction of juvenile delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system with in all 21 Counties. Youth Services Commissions are also designated to make recommendations, to the Board of County Commissioners, for the distribution of State/ Community Partnership/ Family Court Grant and Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative funding.
• Family Crisis Intervention Unit (FCIU) - Hunterdon Behavioral Health
Program description: Immediate intervention and stabilization for youth who are experiencing a family crisis. Services are available 24 hours a day and include assessment, supportive counseling, linkages to psychiatric evaluations, and referral to community resources upon discharge as part of a diversion and prevention program to prevent youth from returning to a detention facility.
• Law Enforcement Adolescent Program (LEAP) - Prevention Resources, Inc.
Program description: An immediate sanction for first time male and female offenders, 17 years of age and under, who commit Disorderly Persons, Petty Disorderly offenses, or who are referred by the local police agencies, and/or the Family Court.
• Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment – Acenda Integrated Health of Hunterdon
Program description: Comprehensive recovery and substance use treatment services to residents between the ages of 13 and 17. Services include biopsychosocial evaluations, individual/family/group therapy, life skills training, and psychiatric services with medication assisted treatment as warranted.
(844) 4-ACENDA ext. 9500, or visit online
• Shelter Placements – Morris County Youth Shelter
Program description: A temporary, out-of-home placement for juveniles determined to be “in-crisis,” referred by the Family Crisis Intervention Unit. The program provides 24 hours a day, 365 days a year supervision, in a safe, home-like environment. In addition to meals, shelter, supervision, basic medical care, and immediate crisis care, the program provides a variety of other services to residents in the areas of prevention, art, recreation, life skills, counseling, etc.
• Client Specific Funds
Program description: Specialized/specific services for youth returning from incarceration, detention, as well as youth in need of alternatives to detention, or who are at risk of violation of probation. Referrals are made to the Multi-Disciplinary Team.