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    Youth and Prevention Services

    Youth and Prevention Services provides a rewarding environment for the growth and development of youth. We assume an advocacy role where a lack of programs exist; encouraging youth to attend school, to believe in themselves, help others, and become involved with their community.

    Overall, Youth and Prevention Services helps to ensure a decrease in delinquency and involvement with the juvenile justice system. 


    Developing prevention and early intervention activities, programs, and services in collaboration with other local youth serving groups and agencies.

    Youth and Prevention Goals

    • Identify the needs of youth and families in Lynchburg and works collaboratively to meet those needs.
    • Advocate for the highest quality of services and programs needed by youth.
    • Develop and enhance community programs and services impacting youth and their families.
    • Decrease delinquency and involvement with the Juvenile Justice System by fostering the development of prevention resources and programs.

    Youth and Prevention staff provides a variety of initiatives and programs while partnering with many individuals, departments, businesses, and coalitions in the city. 

    Advisory Board

    The Youth & Prevention Services Citizens Advisory Board is appointed by Lynchburg City Council and provides oversight and guidance to the non-profit entity, Lynchburg Youth Services., Inc.

    The advisory board seeks nominations for their Youth Volunteer Award! The award is presented in November of each year.  Applications for individuals who contributes their unpaid time to the youth of this city are eligible to receive this award. Please use the form below for nominations.  Nominations should be received by youth and prevention staff by the second Monday in October and the award is presented in November.  

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