A Heritage River Community Growing on Strong Foundations
Open Mon - Fri
12:00 - 5:00 PM
Ryan K. Aubin
Our Staff Supervisors:
Erica (Ricky) Bevis
Paw 2 Paw Fund
Year Round Youth Center
All Town Events
After school Enrichment
Juvenile Review Board
Where are we located?
Griswold Youth Center
68 Ashland Street
Jewett City, CT 06351
Thank you for visiting our Town of Griswold's Youth & Family Services Department. We are the home of the State Department of Education's Youth Service Bureau 058.
What is a Youth Service Bureau? (YSB)
A Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is an agency operated directly by one or more municipalities or a private agency under municipal contract designated as an agent of one or more municipalities.
YSBs are the lead local agency in community planning, coordination and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and treatment services for at-risk youth and provision of opportunities for all youth to develop positively and function as responsible members of their communities.
YSBs act as the service brokers and advocates for youth and their families within their municipality.
Mandated by Connecticut General Statue section 10-19m, a Youth Service Bureau (YSB) is an agency operated directly by one or more municipalities that is designed for planning, evaluation, coordination, and implementation of a network of resources and opportunities for children, youth, and their families.
In addition, YSBs are responsible for the provision of services and programs for all youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of their communities.
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• There are currently 100 Youth Service Bureaus serving 134
communities across Connecticut. YSBs are a partnership between State and local government, and local towns must match every dollar the State provides.
• YSBs provide juvenile justice, mental health, youth development, community outreach, family involvement, teen pregnancy prevention, and child welfare services. More than 70,016 (does not include large group educational events) children, youth, and families received services from YSBs during FY06.
• YSBs diverted 27,120 youth from the juvenile justice system during FY06. With a cost of $346,534 per year to maintain one youth at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School, these diversions represent a significant cost savings to Connecticut taxpayers.
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