Bristol Youth Services is a community-based social service bureau caring for the well-being of the city’s youth through advocacy, resource development and coordination of comprehensive service delivery systems to strengthen the healthy functioning of youth and their families and provide opportunities for youth to act as responsible members of the community.
Bristol Youth Services Bureau holds a commitment to meet the needs of youth and their families by ameliorating conditions leading to teenage pregnancy, suicide, violence, substance abuse, cultural intolerance, anti-social or self-destructive behavior, and the neglect or abuse of children. The Bureau strives to enhance the networking and support between family, school, peer and community environments, thereby diverting the youth from involvement with the justice system or becoming victims of violence or abuse. Center-based programs and outreach activities to schools and neighborhoods assist youth in the development of their desires, skills, talents, and goals. Emphasis is placed on cultivating young people’s sense of responsibility, self-worth and community service and promoting children as valued contributing members of the community.
The department holds a commitment to protecting young people from becoming victims of inequity and ameliorating conditions leading to teenage pregnancy, substance abuse, peer violence, cultural intolerance, anti-social or self-destructive behavior, suicidality, and neglect or abuse. Services offer opportunities to resolve situations influencing youth's behaviors thereby diverting juveniles from involvement with the justice system.
Two primary service areas, the Administrative Core Unit and the Direct Service Unit, characterize the Youth Service Bureau.
The Bristol Youth Service Bureau is a member of the Connecticut Youth Services Association which is charged with advocating for youth and centrally coordinating the comprehensive delivery of services for youth and their families.
Youth Recognition for Volunteer Service
The Bristol Youth Commission is seeking nominations of youth of all ages who in the last year (March 1, 2015 – February 29, 2016) have volunteered to make a meaningful contributions to their school, community or non-profit organization. Attached please find the application to nominate a youth or youth group. Please remember that all nominations must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by 4:30 p.m.
Qualifying youth will be recognized and honored by the Mayor, City Council and the Youth Commission at the May 10, 2016 City Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. If you have any question please call Bristol Youth Services at (860) 314-4690.