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Program Description

  Positive Youth Development

This program focuses on providing culturally-based and healing-informed positive youth development services, including violence prevention; gang prevention; 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 Program Administrator who manages and monitors the Up-County and Down-County 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 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 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 FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of youth in safe, supervised PYDI programming 12,5813,0582,8813,1813,181
Percent of clients who are satisfied with the Youth Opportunity Centers and Wellness Centers and would recommend to others 298%N/A98%99%99%
Percent of Street Outreach Network and Safe Space clients who are not rearrested 386%N/A90%90%90%
1  This measure will be expanded in FY20 to capture all PYD programming from 2-6pm and evening hours. Current and past data captures subset of this work, including 4 high school wellness centers, 2 Youth Opportunity Centers, and the Street Outreach Network for activities during the 2-6pm period. Note: FY17 is 1,604 and FY18 is 2,460.
2  Due to COVID-19, the program was unable to administer sufficient customer satisfaction surveys in FY20 due to school closures and in-person limitations on home visits.
3  This measure relies on self-reported data from a customer service instrument, which the team was in the process of implementing in FY20 but which they were not able to administer to clients due to COVID-19.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved671654018.00
Increase Cost: Family Intervention Pilot and Family Strengthening Contract Services5657061.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.13552191.00
FY22 Approved863746520.00