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Program Description

  Positive Youth Development

This program focuses on providing culturally-based and trauma-informed positive youth development services, including violence prevention; gang prevention; and intervention for those youth who are at-risk of gang involvement and those already involved in gang activity; and youth and their families who may have been involved in or exposed to violence. The key elements include a youth violence prevention coordinator who manages and monitors the Up-County and Down-County Youth Opportunity Centers, four High School Wellness Centers, the Safe Space Program, and the Street Outreach Network. Services and supports are provided through community based work, community education, and partnerships. This program works closely with the Police Department, MCPS, State Attorney's Office, Recreation Department, other HHS divisions, Libraries, and other community groups to address gang and youth violence issues throughout the County.

Program Contacts

Contact JoAnn Barnes of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Joshua Watters of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2768 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY19 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY18 Approved658259418.00
Add: Strong Families Initiative1750000.00
Re-align: Adjust Funding for Respite Program Contract to Reflect Program Redesign-1264290.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-1566960.00
FY19 Approved647446918.00