YSB 101 & YSB Handbook

YSB 101: A Training for New Directors, Staff, and Board

Oct 6 2022 Training: Agenda | Webinar Recording | Mentor Form

This training is appropriate for new Directors, Staff, Board Members, or anyone who needs a tune up!      
Topics include:

  • YSB Administrative Core Unit (ACU) functions: the heart of YSB work
  • Reporting
  • Self-Assessment and Recommended Best Practices and Code of Ethics for YSB professionals and volunteers
  • Guide for Best Practices in Positive Youth Development
  • Juvenile Justice / Diversion
  • Advocacy
  • Mental Health Services at YSBs

ACU Administration Management, Scott Cochran
ACU Community Development/Collaboration & Needs Assessment, John Saccu
Anti-Racism and Equity Coalition, Tressa Giordano
Clinical Services, Lyn Landry
DCF, Steve Smith
Juvenile Justice, Diversion, Status Offense Referrals, Erica Bromley
Landscape Analysis Overview, Dillinger
Lobbying & Advocating, Jay Aronson


1. CYSA Information
• CYSA Chapters: Towns & Chapter Reps and Map 
• State Statute (short version) and (long version)
 CYSA Bylaws

2. Administrative Core Unit (ACU) Functions
ACU Overview and ACU Detail
• Management and Administration
• Needs Assessment
• Resource Development
• Community Involvement
• Advocacy

3. YSB Grant Reporting & Forms for DCF
DCF Grant Reporting
Individual Service Report
Sample Permission Slip
Ohio Scales Forms

4. Diversion & Juvenile Review Boards 
JRB Protocols & Procedures Manual with printable forms
CYSA Diversion Video
JJPOC Community Based Diversion System Plan
School Referral Memo & Referral Form
FWSN Referral Forms & Parent Guides

5. Advocacy
Advocacy Overview
• State Statute (short version) and (long version)
 RBA Report Cards
YSB Report to the General Assembly
• Legislative Breakfasts - sample power point presentation to legislators

6. Best Practices
Recommended Best Practices and Code of Ethics for YSB Professionals and Volunteers
• Guide for Best Practices in Positive Youth Development
Best Practices for Juvenile Review Boards

6. Strategic Planning
Self Assessment for Youth Service Bureaus
Strategic Planning for CT Youth Service Bureaus