Cayuga County Youth Bureau
Lloyd E. Hoskins, Executive Director
Cayuga County Court House
Auburn, New York 13021
Telephone: (315) 253-1402
Fax: (315) 253-1544
"Preventing Delinquency Through Positive Youth Development"
The Cayuga County Youth Bureau has a broad legislative mandate to promote the
physical, emotional, and social well being of the youth in Cayuga County. The
Youth Bureau fulfills this mandate by stimulating and supporting the development
of services and activities designed to assist all youth in becoming valued,
contributing members of society. In 1998, the New York State Office of Children
and Families will make available close to two hundred thousand dollars for the
Youth Bureau to promote and fund over forty-five programs which will address
local youth needs.
The Cayuga County Youth Bureau's mission describes its unique role as part of
providing government youth services within the County of Cayuga. Although
other county departments may be involved in the positive development of youth,
the Youth Bureau is the only county department whose central objective is
preventing delinquency. While the Youth Bureau has this as its unique mission, it
recognizes that it cannot accomplish this broad objective alone. It must work in
close partnership with many other organizations and individuals in both the public
and private sector.
The Youth Bureau's first priority in dealing with the problems of delinquency is to
prevent delinquent acts from occurring. Even in the best of times, under the most
optimal of circumstances, total success we realize is unlikely. To further this
prevention concept, the Youth Bureau actively supports programs which seek to
foster the positive involvement and attachment of youth to family, school, and
positive peer groups, recognizing that positive commitments on the part of youth
reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of delinquent behavior.
The Youth Bureau, in conjunction with the Youth Board which is representative of
the community, is in an excellent position to organize the community for the
development of programs and other action strategies tailored to local youth needs
and resources. The Youth Bureau can therefore coordinate the broadest possible
range of programs to produce a comprehensive service delivery system.
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