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Youth Bureau


P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, New York 11788

 (631) 853-8270
Fax: (631) 853-8271

Our Mission

The mission of the Suffolk County Youth Bureau is to successfully meet the needs of Suffolk County Youth, under the age of 21, by ensuring effective countywide planning, thoughtful development, and efficiency in the management of resources necessary to sustain the County’s youth service system.


The Youth Bureau is a leader with an active voice and the cornerstone for youth development in Suffolk County.

Our goals are:

  • To be an active network of Youth Agencies
  • To be dedicated to the principles of positive and effective youth development
  • To provide training and resources to ensure quality and core competencies for youth development.


  • All youth, 21 years old or younger, will grow up in a healthy, substance abuse free environment. Youth will be productive members of society and crime-free. They will achieve high academic status and be physically/mentally fit. Youth will be culturally sound.
  • Every youth should be educated and able to meet the skills required to be a member in the 21st century workforce.
  • Services must be provided for all youth and must be based upon assessment of particular youth needs.
  • Decisions made based on the assessment of particular youth needs shall be decided and designed by Suffolk County to help our youth be happy healthy members of our community.
  • Equity in funding ensures equal representation due to population-based funding. All agencies with diverse populations should receive equal funding.
  • Full community participation, as well as youth participation helps to ensure quality programming.
  • The safety of youth is the utmost concern of the Bureau. Youth should have safe, supervised places they can go to in times of need.
  • Agencies should be diverse and be able to provide a vast amount of services to youth.

Current Events

2024 Summer Youth Police Academy

2024 Registration

Below you'll find the informational flyer for the program in both English and Spanish, as well as the registration paperwork.

COVID-19: Guidance for Youth Programs

Our goals are:

  • Take everyday preventive actions
  • Clean your hands often
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place.
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.

The health and safety of our children are of the utmost concern. We urge you to review your disaster management/business continuity plans and make sure all staff understand these documents as well as review the links and attachments provided with resources available with information:

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901