Our Mission & Purpose

Operation Youth Success is bringing people together to decide what aspects of juvenile justice in Douglas County need to change and how that change will happen. Conversations with over 200 community stakeholders have led to the following shared vision and goal:

Across Douglas County, our vision is a comprehensive, coordinated, and community-wide approach to juvenile services that eliminates the need for youth involvement with our justice system while maintaining public safety.

For all youth who do enter our justice system, our goals are to provide effective, compassionate and individualized support that empowers youth and their families to succeed and to build an environment of mutual trust and accountability.

Work Group Interest Survey & Roles and Responsibilities
OYS 2017 Year in Review

Work Groups

The Families Work Group identified four focus areas that should be addressed in order to empower youth and families involved in the juvenile justice system. These focus areas represent current barriers for families to effectively engage with the system as it exists today.

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Steering Committee

The goal of our working group is to prevent youth from entering and re-entering the justice system. We will act to increase earlier recognition of at-risk youth and families, knowledge of how to best serve youth and their families, and access to needed supports and services.

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About OYS

Operation Youth Success is bringing people together to decide what aspects of juvenile justice in Douglas County need to change and how that change will happen. Conversations with over 200 community stakeholders have led to the following shared vision and goal.

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