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  • YOC's Juvenile Detention Center Recieves National Award

    Published Tuesday, November 4, 2014

    Youth Opportunity Center’s (YOC) Juvenile Detention Center was recognized by the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators as the 2014 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen Award winner...
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The Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. exists to help troubled children and their families. We seek to teach socially acceptable behavior, instill emotional stability, and guide the reunification of families.

In addition, we aim to protect the child, the family, and the community from negative life events. Our goal is to assist families in breaking the cycle of dependency in the child welfare and juvenile justice system by relieving future legal and financial interventions.

Ultimately, we want to be recognized as an outstanding residential treatment facility, offering a full range of flexible services that effectively assists our clients to meet their changing needs. We achieve our mission through an organized group of caring and trained staff members who embodies these, our Core Values:

                                                                                             YOC Core Values

       A Heart for Kids
With genuine concern, care
and compassion, I am committed to helping children.

      A Winning Smile
I communicate positively, knowing my encouragement will bring hope.

     Broad Shoulders
Knowing that others depend on me, I take ownership of my responsibilities and embrace new challenges.

Helping Hands

I think of others first, reaching out to serve and support with patience.

      A Strong Backbone

With confidence and respect, I am firm, fair, and consistent.


The Youth Opportunity Center, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer