Department of Youth Affairs

Department of Youth Affairs


Phone: 1-671-735-5010 , 1-671-565-5031 Southern (HAYA) Youth Resource Center, 1-671-477-9557/8 Central Youth Resource Center, 1-671-635-4932/4393 Northern (Lagu) Youth Resource Center
Fax: 1-671-472-2912 Central Youth Resource Center, 1-671-632-0294 Northern (Lagu) Youth Resource Center
Website: http://dya.guam.gov
Types of Services Offered: Child Support & Advocacy, Housing Services, Information & Referral, Medical & Health Services, Education & Training, Substance Abuse Services, Support Services
Category: Government Local

Mission Statement:

“To improve the quality of life on Guam for all people by the development and implementation of programs and services that promote youth development, decreases juvenile delinquency and status offenses, strengthen the family unit and communities of these juvenile offenders, protects the public from juvenile delinquents, ensures that offenders are held accountable for their actions, and are provided with appropriate treatment, and provides restitution to the victims.” 

Primary Objectives:       
     
·       To ensure staff are qualified and well trained, 

·       To maintain proper facilities and equipment, 

·       To develop and implement effective and efficient programs and services 

·       To acquire and maintain the necessary support from both public and private organizations. 


Goals:

·       Enhance and promote leadership skills and citizenship for our island youth
·        increase the quantity and quality of youth programs and services for youth
·        Reduce the number of youth entering the Family Court by 10 percent (10%) a year
·       Reduce the number of youth entering the DYA Correctional Facility by fifteen percent (15%) a 
         year
·       Reduce the recidivism rate of youth.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
 


Services Offered (Products/Services):

·      Intake Process
·      Education
·      Medical
·      Spiritual
·      Provides care, treatment, and rehabilitation services

Youth Correctional Facility

The Division of Youth Corrections provides care, treatment, and rehabilitation services to youth adjudicated by the courts of Guam. Status offenders (non-criminal offenders) are place in a non-secure correctional facility referred to as Cottage Homes. Non-status offenders (criminal offenders) are placed in a secure correctional facility referred to as the Youth Correctional Facility.

Argero

#169 San Isidro Street, Mangilao, GUAM, GUAM

PO Box 23672, GMF, Barrigada, GUAM, GUAM

1-671-735-5010 , 1-671-565-5031 Southern (HAYA) Youth Resource Center, 1-671-477-9557/8 Central Youth Resource Center, 1-671-635-4932/4393 Northern (Lagu) Youth Resource Center

1-671-472-2912 Central Youth Resource Center, 1-671-632-0294 Northern (Lagu) Youth Resource Center

24 - hours

24 - hours

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Children, Teens

youth corrections, youth affairs


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