The Gloucester County Youth Services Commission (YSC) is a group of community stakeholders appointed by the Board of Chosen Commissioners that oversee the planning and development of community-based programs and services for youth at-risk, or youth already involved in the juvenile Justice System. These programs and services are funded through State Community Partnership, Family Court, and Innovation Grant dollars. As part of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 1995, New Jersey Administrative Code mandated Youth Services Commissions throughout the State of New Jersey.
The Gloucester County Youth Services Commission (YSC) does not provide direct services. However, the YSC contracts with local agencies to provide community-based services for at-risk youth, and youth and families involved with the Gloucester County Family Court Division. The YSC completes and extensive plan and application process every three years for the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission, and the programs and services provided are based on juvenile justice needs of youth and families within Gloucester County.