The Youth Leadership Council

The Youth Leadership Council (YLC) was created by the Department of Health and Human Services to promote civic engagement and leadership in Hudson County’s young people by providing opportunities for high school students to become active citizens, learn first-hand about local government and initiate educational campaigns and activities targeting their peers. The focus of 2021-2022 YLC will be youth mental health and wellness. The group will meet for an eight-month period which will include meetings and activities focused on increasing knowledge of mental health and social and emotional awareness and cultivating leadership and advocacy skills. Contact Janine Verdi at for more information.

Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Council (CIACC)

The Hudson County CIACC serves as the mechanism to advise the New Jersey Department of Children and Families Children’s System of Care (CSOC) and the County on the development and maintenance of a responsive, accessible, and integrated system of care for Hudson County children, youth and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, through the involvement of parents, children, youth and young adults, child-serving agencies, and community representatives. Please contact Samantha Moore at for more information.


Youth Services Commission

The Hudson County Youth Services Commission serves as the primary advisory board to the County on juvenile justice issues relating to sanctions and services for juvenile adjudicated or charged as delinquent and for delinquency prevention programs. The YSC is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a community-based plan of sanctions and services for youth adjudicated or charged as delinquent and delinquency prevention programs. The YSC has legislative oversight over all local juvenile justice boards including the Council on Juvenile Justice Improvement.  The YSC administers the State/Community partnership, Family Court and Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) funded grants from the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. Please contact Hannah Capps at for more information.


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