Welcome to the Youth Bureau Web Page

What is the Youth Bureau?

The mission of the Madison County Youth Bureau is to promote and encourage the development of a comprehensive system of services to meet the needs of Madison County's young people.  

The Madison County Youth Bureau is the department of County Government that administers New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) funds within Madison County, and assists with the coordination and development of programs and services for children and youth under the age of 21.  

Strengths of the Youth Bureau system include:

  • Services for all youth
  • Local decision making and design
  • Local Needs Assessment
  • Flexibility (No cookie cutter prescriptions or mandates from the state)
  • Equity (due to population based funding)
  • Youth Participation in Decision Making
  • Community Engagement
  • Administers population-based funding provided by NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)

The Madison County Youth Board helps guide the work of the Youth Bureau. This citizens advisory group is comprised of community, agency and youth representatives. Appointments to the Youth Board are made by the Madison County Board of Supervisors. The Youth Board meets monthly to set priorities, review funding applications, and offer guidance to the Youth Bureau. This important community involvement enhances the Youth Bureau's ability to identify and help meet the on-going needs of the children and youth living in Madison County.

Key Functions of the Youth Bureau  

Click on each heading to learn more about the Youth Bureau's functions: 

Planning and Coordination

Monitoring and Evaluation


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