OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES

The DeKalb Office of Youth Services provides and coordinates a continuum of programs and initiatives for youth. These programs expose youth to leadership development, mentorship, arts, entertainment, technology, problem solving, violence prevention, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Our program designs are rooted in the principals of human development that define our social state of being.

DeKalb Youth Services seeks to provide balanced programs and services to deter youth from going down a harmful path and to counteract delinquency, reduce recidivism, and maximize the prospects for youth to become positive, responsible citizens through strategic youth programs and partnerships.

The Office of Youth Services implementation includes developing new initiatives and strengthening existing programs to ensure the development of well-rounded children and youth in the Four High Priority Areas of: Youth Mental Health and Wellness, Safety and Risky Behavior, Education, and Youth Homelessness and Economic Wellbeing.

DeKalb children and youth are the next generation, the students, the graduates, and the new members of the workforce of tomorrow. Out of DeKalb’s population, our youth are:

  • Just over 51,000 children under age 5
  • Approximately 168,000 young people under 18
  • Almost 32,000 young adults aged 18-24

 

FOCUS AREAS
Mental Health & Wellness
Homelessness & Economic Wellbeing
Safety & Risky Behavior
Education

 PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

Mental Health & Wellness  Programs

Homelessness & Economic Wellbeing Programs

Safety & Risky Behavior Programs

Education Programs

PARTNERSHIPS

 

 HOW TO CONTACT THE OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES

     
Jashawn Williams
Manager
(770) 743-5378
jrwilliams@dekalbcountyga.gov
Lidia Quinones
Senior Youth Service Coordinator
(770) 820-5149
lyquinones@dekalbcountyga.gov
 
     
Kristen Wimberly
Youth Service Coordinator
(470) 543-0761
kwimberly@dekalbcountyga.gov
Vanessa Amos
(404) 210-1697
Administrative Assistant
vaamos@dekalbcountyga.gov