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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.

SEEDS Mural Installation on Sept. 9 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Join us September 9, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hispanic Cultural Center for the opening of the SEEDS Community Seed Mural Project, a project of artists from all over the world, including residents right here at the Youth Services Center. This event is free.
seeds collective mural

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.
ysc garden II

Canine Therapy Program To Launch Pilot Program Called "The Paz Project"

In 2016, YSC will expand its successful Canine Therapy Program to include The Paz Project – an effort to educate at-risk youth about the devastating and multi-dimensional effects of animal maltreatment on community safety.
cute pit bull

County Youth Services Center Screens ‘A Place to Stand’

Acclaimed local poet Jimmy Santiago Baca screened his inspiring new film for residents of the Youth Services Center.
Jimmy Santiago Screens ‘A Place to Stand’

YSC Completes ‘La Cocina Verde’

The new greenhouse will be utilized by staff and residents for educational and edible projects.
YSC Greenhouse ‘La Cocina Verde’
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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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