The mission of Youth Service Bureau is helping youth and families learn the skills they need to be more successful at home, in school and throughout the community.



Respect.  We welcome all people and treat them with dignity by honoring who they are and what they believe.

Family Focus.  We believe that involving parents and caretakers is essential to our work with children and youth.

Responsiveness.  We believe positive and lasting change is more likely when barriers are overcome and problems are addressed early.

Community Based.  We work with each community to adapt and implement programs in ways that best address local concerns.

Effectiveness.   We use innovative and proven practices that produce positive, measurable results.


Youth Service Bureau is broadly recognized as the best early intervention resource in Washington County, Minnesota and western Wisconsin for youth and families dealing with social, emotional and behavioral issues.  We partner with parents, schools, local law enforcement agencies, the courts, and community groups to keep children and youth out of the court system and in school.  Families are able to access our integrated array of services including youth focused family counseling as well as a variety of criminal justice and school-based programs tailored to the unique needs of the community.  We use evidence-based methods and rigorously evaluate programs to ensure positive outcomes.

Youth Service Bureau staff are well known in their respective service communities as effective champions who make a significant difference in the lives of youth and their families. We speak with one organizational voice; yet respond to the uniqueness of each community. Together, with our partners, we create a welcoming, sensitive and challenging environment for youth and their families.

Youth Service Bureau’s Board of Directors actively promotes the agency throughout the community, creating friends, partners and financial support as it guides the organization in a timely response to community opportunities and challenges.