Youth Bureau Services


There are dozens of area agencies that provide care and services to children and teens. We support these youth-serving agencies with funding, coordination, technical assistance, training and planning. In addition, we strongly support advocacy at the state and local levels.

The Youth Bureau is a branch of County Government, responsible to the Board of Supervisors and funded in part by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.


The Schoharie County Youth Bureau administers NYS Office of Children and Family Services – Office of Youth Development Prevention Funds.

Programs currently receiving Youth Development Funds include: Local Youth Commissions/Rec Programs, Schoharie County Community Action Program, Mentoring and Supervised Visitation Programs, Youth Bureau Administration costs and the Youth As Leaders Program.

The Schoharie County Youth Bureau also receives funding for youth services through County Government.

All programs operate annually on a January through December calendar.


To be eligible for Youth Bureau funding, organizations must be a not-for-profit agency under the laws of the State of New York and have tax exempt status in accordance with the Federal Internal Revenue Service Code.

All applications for funding must be approved by the Youth Bureau, Youth Bureau Advisory Board, the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors and New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

For more information or an Application, please contact the Youth Bureau.


We assess youth needs by convening community planning groups, identifying problems and developing coordinated strategies to address them. We promote private and public partnerships in planning, bringing together towns, villages, social agencies and private citizens. We support the local diversion system for youth identified as Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) and Juvenile Delinquents (JD).