The goal of the Center for Youth Justice and Services is to be a resource and provide services for youth that have behavioral, family, and school related problems. The Principal, Assistant Principal, School Resource Officer, Director of Pupil Personnel, School Administrators, the County Attorney, and Court personnel can make a referral to the Center. CYJS is committed to reducing the number of youth that are referred to the court system and sent to detention facilities for minor offenses by providing prevention and intervention services. Liz Whitledge is the Director of CYJS. This is a social work position from the Department of Juvenile Justice who is permanently assigned to HCHS. Duties of the Director include: conducting an assessment of the youth referred to determine services for the youth, providing case management to the youth referred, developing a treatment plan for the youth referred, arranging and attending case conferences with the youth and families and reviewing case status of each youth with appropriate parties. The Center is located next door to the Youth Service Center. The phone number is 831-8893.