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Program Description

  Positive Youth Development

This program focuses on providing culturally-based and healing-informed positive youth development and family strengthening services, including violence prevention; gang prevention; intervention and support for youth and families 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 and complex trauma. The key elements include a Program Administrator who manages and monitors the Upcounty and Downcounty Youth Opportunity Centers, 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 multiple County agencies as part of the Positive Youth Development Initiative (PYDI) and other community groups to address gang, youth, and community violence issues throughout the County.

Program Contacts

Contact Dira Treadvance of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of youth in safe, supervised PYDI programming 13,5196,2716,9227,3447,344
Percent of clients who are satisfied with the Youth Opportunity Centers and Wellness Centers and would recommend to others 298%98%98%98%98%
1  This measure includes all types of engagement, including enrollments, one-time interactions such as events, activities, and referrals, and longer-term and continuous youth-serving supports. Note this is not a unique count of youths and may contain duplicates. FY23 increase reflects the expanded program capacity with the opening of Wellness Centers.
2  Projections based on current trends.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved1463899837.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.8110920.00
FY25 Recommended1545009037.00