The Youth Bureau operates under the Department of Social Services in the Ontario County government. It channels New York State Office of Children and Family Services funds within the county and assists with the development of programs and services for children and young people under age 21.
State aid is distributed by the bureau to municipal and nonprofit agencies to help provide both recreation and delinquency prevention services to more than 29,500 youth.
Youth Advisory Board
The active Youth Board helps guide our work. The Ontario County Board of Supervisors appoints this citizens advisory group, which includes youth. The board and its committees meet regularly to set priorities, review funding applications, and offer guidance to the bureau. This important community involvement enhances our ability to identify and help meet the ongoing needs of children and youth.