State funding for selected youth services programs in Illinois

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All programs are administered by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Teen Parent Services help young parents who have not completed high school or its equivalent. Goals include reducing subsequent pregnancy, improving parenting skills; and ensuring healthy development of their young children.

Homeless Youth Services addresses the immediate survival needs (food, clothing, and shelter) of youth and assists them in becoming self-sufficient.

Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services provides crisis assistance to youth who have run away from home, have been locked out of their home, or are homeless without their parents.  The program involves individualized services to at-risk youth and their families to achieve family stabilization and reunification, thereby diverting or minimizing youth contact with the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems.

The Community Youth Services program is built around organizing community residents into committees to address the problems and issues confronting youth and adults in their communities. Examples of direct service activities include homework help, tutorial assistance, recreation, cultural, parent education, and educational workshops for adolescents.

Redeploy Illinois is designed to provide services to youth between the ages of 13 and 18 who are at high risk of being committed to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.  Services include case management, court advocacy, education assistance, crisis intervention, and individual, family, and group counseling.

Data Source: Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children; based on data from Illinois Office of the Comptroller, Governor's Office of Management and Budget, and Illinois Department of Human Services.