Youth Services

Youth Assessment Center

The Youth Assessment Center staff screen at-risk juveniles and link them and their families with the community’s support and restorative services. Law enforcement personnel typically make referrals to the Youth Assessment Center as an alternative to prosecution and to prevent further delinquent activities. Case managers consider station-adjustment charges, police officer or school official recommendations, family input, and restorative justice methods. These include court diversion services to restore the relationship between the juvenile offender, their victim(s), and the community, mediation, and peer court. Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behavior. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders. This can lead to transformation of people, relationships, and communities.


Phone: 217-239-5933


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship Program

This program provides annual educational assistance to qualified, low-income students as a


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method to advance self-sufficiency.

Link to Application and Guidelines




Phone: 217-328-3313