Worth Township Youth Service Bureau
The Worth Township Youth Service Bureau was established in April 1964. It is one of the oldest, continuous providers of individual and family counseling in the State of Illinois.
The Board of Directors of the Youth Service Bureau is comprised of appointed Juvenile Officers who serve on the Police Department of the cities or villages which lie wholly or partially within the boundaries of Worth Township.
The services of the Youth Service Bureau are available to any juvenile under the age of 18, and his/her family. Referrals may come directly from the parents, police departments, juvenile courts, schools or churches within Worth Township.
The Bureau has been cited on numerous occasions for its productive efforts in dealing with troubled youth and diverting them from the Criminal Justice System.
It is with that goal in mind that the Youth Service Bureau also manages the Peer Jury Program, the Victim/Offender Mediation Program and the Anger Management Programs for Worth Township and District #5 Court.
In accordance with State Statutes, all information regarding juveniles is handled in strict confidence, according to the Mental Health Records Act.
Anger Management - $75 / $95
Individual and Family Counseling
Psychological Evaluations - $250
Victim / Offender Mediation Program
There is a fee charged for the counseling services based on a sliding scale from $1.00 to $10.00 based on ability to pay.
The staff is well-credentialed and possesses extensive experience working with troubled youth and their families. All therapists have from five to forty years of counseling experience with youth.