About the Board
The Valencia County Juvenile Justice Board is a community based board with over 90 members. These include many diverse government, private, county, faith based organizations, and business entities. There are 10 executive board members, all of whom hold voting privileges.
The board held its’ initial planning and organization retreat in August 2010. At that time, the mission and vision statements were created, along with the initial plans and goals for the board. At the retreat, five subcommittees were created, and the members of these subcommittees chose their chairs. Additionally, the executive board members were selected, representing a diverse section of Valencia County agencies, schools, law enforcement, and faith based organizations.
Participation at these meetings continues to be strong with an average attendance of 30 members. The five subcommittees have been modified into 4 subcommittees which meet monthly during the general board meeting. Additionally, there have been special work groups which have met to address specific project planning.
The Board’s Mission is to serve the youth and families in Valencia County by providing comprehensive services for the purpose of empowering families to be successful, productive citizens.
The Vision of the board is to engage our community to collaborate by fostering innovation, networking, education, and prevention through the development and sustainment of youth- centered, family focused services. Our goal is to strengthen families and promote self-sufficiency for the youth in Valencia County.
Its guiding principles are:
Establishing a continuum of care for Valencia County Youth
Establishing a system of graduated sanctions
Establishing effective alternatives to detention
Promoting education, health, and positive community involvement