California Youth Services (CYS) welcomes professionals who are considering referring clients to our juvenile programs to experience them first hand. Professionals may observe the JADE and/or the DECISIONS program free of charge by appointment only .
To make an appointment please contact:
CYS Enrollment: (949) 303-9016
For additional information about the JADE and/or DECISIONS programs please contact:
Margie Diaz, LCSW, Executive Director of California Youth Services: (949) 303-9015
Crystal Dillard, M.A., MFTI, Program Manager: (949) 303-9017
The alternative to suspension school based programs offered by CYS follow a three day education format for students who violate school policy for the possession, use and distribution, and/or are under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs or possess related paraphernalia on school grounds or school related functions. The innovative and intervention focused school-based programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of each school district and their students. Admittance into these programs is solely by school district referrals. Current school-based programs include Huntington Beach Union High School District’s New Beginning, Newport-Mesa Unified School District’s Second Chance, and Los Alamitos Unified School District’s Project Intervention. Admittance into these programs is solely by school district referrals. If your district is interested in establishing a program to meet the needs of your students please contact us!
Concerned parents/guardians may voluntarily enroll their child into various CYS programs. The Juvenile Alcohol and Drug Education (JADE) Program, DECISIONS Legal Awareness Program, and Pathways Community Counseling Center all provide parents and adolescents with prevention, education, and counseling services that address the wide array of issues facing teens today. Many participants are brought to these programs by proactive parents/guardians after their children have disrespected important rules/laws (taken the car without permission or a driver’s license, sneaking out past curfew, stealing money from relatives, use of alcohol and/or drugs, etc) and a direct referral from a school district or law enforcement agency is not a requirement. The professional staff at CYS are dedicated to educating and assisting families through what can be some of the most difficult times. Every family is provided with individualized professional recommendations and encouraged to contact us directly with any and all future questions and concerns post class completion and/or counseling termination. If you feel that your child may benefit from any of the services that CYS offers, please contact us and we would be happy to discuss how we can help.