Youth Services Commission

The Camden County Youth Services Commission is the single county designated entity responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a community-based plan of sanctions and services for youth adjudicated or charged as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs. The Camden County Youth Services Commission is comprised of high-level policy makers, parents, youth, and youth serving organizations in Camden County that are dedicated to developing and delivering effective and accessible programs and services that help youth, young adults, and families reach their full potential.

Our Vision is to provide equitable opportunities so children, youth and families in our region can thrive.

 

Camden County Youth Service Commission Administrator
Rosy Arroyo

Camden County Youth Services Commission
8 Woodbury- Turnersville Road
Blackwood, New Jersey 08012

Office Phone: 856.225.5017
Email: Rosy.Arroyo@camdencounty.com

 

Resources

 

2022 Commission Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 25th, 2022, 4 PM.
  • Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, 4 PM.
  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2022, 4 PM.
  • Tuesday, July 26th ,2022, 4 PM.
  • Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, 3:30 PM.
  • Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, 4 PM.

Meetings will be held virtually and be made available before the scheduled meeting. All meetings will be held via TEAMS. For more information please contact the Camden County Youth Services Commission Administrator Rosy Arroyo at Rosy.Arroyo@camdencounty.com or at 856-225-5017 or 856-401-2490.

 

Training Opportunities :

Reimagining Juvenile Justice

In 2020 the Camden County Youth Services Commission was awarded a Technical Assistance Grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Partnership with School & Main Institute.

Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) is a professional development initiative sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and delivered through School & Main Institute (SMI), a nationally recognized nonprofit training organization located in Boston, Massachusetts. RJJ advances many of the core elements of positive youth development.

The Reimagining Juvenile Justice (RJJ) curriculum ask us to reimagine the traditional way that we have worked with our youth and instead consider a positive youth developmental way to help youth grow and mature. It helps us begin to understand the importance of child and adolescent development (brain science) and the risk factors present during adolescence that may lead to delinquency behavior. RJJ emphasizes and acknowledges the critical role adults play and the influence they can have as role models and mentors to engage the youth in their developmental transitions.

RJJ requires a shift in traditional thinking from a deficit approach to a strength-based focus on the assets a youth brings to the table. Finally, RJJ is not asking for you to change or reinvent yourself, but to reimagine doing the same job differently, using a Positive Youth Development (PYD) approach while working with other professionals in a healthy, culturally responsive, and collaborative manner. When done correctly PYD will result in productive and healthy outcomes that all youth deserve.

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For additional information on the RJJ Model please contact Rosy Arroyo at rosy.arroyo@camdencounty.com

 

Contacts:  

Rosy Arroyo

Commission Administrator