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The American Correctional Association and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections recently completed a standards compliance reaccreditation audit on the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center to measure compliance on a number of mandatory an... Read More


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 facilit... Read More


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 right here with residents at the Youth Services Center... Read More


On April 22, 2016,  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 juve... Read More


Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Bernalillo County Youth Services Center present “The Likeness of Us,” an exhibit of artwork featuring professional women artists and young women from the Youth Services Center (detention facili... Read More


Weekly pet therapy visits have been an active program at YSC for almost 16 years, and these are our perhaps most dedicated group of volunteers. In an effort to align directly with our mission of public safety, in January of 2016, YSC intends to expan... Read More


On June 12, 2015, Bernalillo County Youth Services Center dedicated a new outdoor mural as part of the Emanuel Project. 

Thirty-six murals have been completed in juvenile detention facilities throughout the United States. A total of 28,000 s... Read More


Jimmy Santiago BacaOn Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2014, internationally renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca screened his new film, “A Place to Stand,” for select partners and residents of the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center (BCYSC). The movie&nbs... Read More



Commission Chair Debbie O’Malley and Youth Services Center Director Craig Sparks celebrated on Oct. 28, 2014 the completion of a new greenhouse at YSC which will be utilized by staff and residents for educational and edible projects.

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Bernco LogoThe New Mexico Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission is taking Dr. King’s message to incarcerated youth at the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center.

On Thursday June 5, the MLK State Commission is offering a mini-youth leadership conference... Read More


10-Year Study Highlights Great Strides in Juvenile Justice Reform in Bernalillo County

 In a 10-year study called “Smaller, Smarter and More Strategic: Juvenile Justice Reform in Bernalillo County,” the Annie E. Casey Foundation prais... Read More

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