Youth Services Center

YSC Releases Parent/Guardian Fact and Resource Sheet

BernCo's Youth Services Center has produced an info sheet for parents/guardians of children at the center

BernCo Youth Services Center Suspending All In-person Professional Visits to Detention Facility

The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is suspending all in-person professional visits effective immediately.
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BernCo Youth Services Center Announces Changes to Juvenile Records Policy

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, changes to the state juvenile detention standards require that a juvenile’s parent/guardian/custodian or the court grant permission in writing before there is any release of information to the public, including records and images.
change to juvenile records policy

County Commission Approves New Youth Services Center Contract

The BernCo Commission approved a new contract with the union representing BernCo's Youth Services Center employees, who will receive a one-time payout of $2,000.
new union contract for YSC employees

Youth Services Center Releases Detention Self Inspection Documents

Every three years the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center conducts a Detention Self Inspection according to the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Standards.
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BernCo Youth Services Center Receives High Assessment Scores

The Youth Services Center scored 100 percent on the mandatory standards.
Craig Sparks

Canines: Lifelines at the Youth Services Center

The Paz Project at Bernalillo County’s Youth Services Center (YSC), a canine education, therapy and enrichment program begun in January, is promoting a positive culture in the lives of at-risk youth, educating residents at the detention facility about “The Link” between animal abuse and community violence.

Second Hoop Garden Dedicated at Youth Services Center

On April 22, 2016 - Earth Day - Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley and the Youth Services Center invited the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new greenhouse on the east campus of the center outside the secure perimeter of the juvenile detention facility.
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What We Do

Youth Services Center Mission
Our mission is to protect the community from youth placed in our custody and house them in a safe, secure, and humane environment

Deep End Initiative

Deep End Initiative
YSC is proud to be a National Model Site for juvenile justice reform

YSC’s Ropes Challenge Course

YSC’s Ropes Challenge Course
The Youth Services Center has the highest Ropes Challenge Course in the state of New Mexico
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