Sussex County Division of Community and Youth Services
One Spring Street, 2nd Floor
Newton, NJ 07860

Telephone (973) 940-5200

"The Division of Community and Youth Services engages service providers and the community in continual assessment of mental health, substance abuse and prevention, child behavioral health and juvenile justice needs; develops strategic plans; provides and coordinates services to address the priority areas."

Human Services Directories

Municipal Alliances are community-based volunteer committees, which were established in 1990 in each municipality to address each community's unique substance abuse prevention needs and problems for all ages. In Sussex County there are 11 Municipal Alliances representing all 24 towns.

Intoxicated Driver Resource Center (IDRC) ensures that all Sussex County residents convicted of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or related offense comply with the court ordered penalties.

Human Services Advisory Council is a county-based planning, advisory, and advocacy organization dedicated to meeting the human services needs of the local community.

Youth Services Commission advocates for an accessible, responsive, integrated and coordinated system of care for the specific needs of youth and families residing in Sussex County.

Detention Alternatives provides 24 hour monitoring and supervision as an alternative for those youth who would otherwise be locked in secured detention.
→  See Sussex County Detention Alternatives Presentation

Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol ensures that Sussex County receives funding to provide treatment services to our residents and oversees contracts and payments made to agencies providing the specified services.

Mental Health Board promote access to and availability of efficient, adequate, integrated health care services for adults with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders and for children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and mental health disorders.

Disability Services Advisory Council serves as an advisory board to the Sussex County Board of County Commissioners. Meeting dates and Disability Services Resource Directory.

YOUTH SHELTER HOME AND JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER Sussex County and Morris County have a shared service agreement for Youth Shelter Home and Juvenile Detention services.
Morris County Juvenile Detention Center external link
Morris County Youth Shelter external link

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Additional Resources

Provides a searchable directory of services available in Sussex County.

Outside links provided are for information purposes. No evaluation or recommendation of any specific service provider is intended.

Downloadable Documents

Safe Haven  (July, 2008)
Safe Haven allows a parent(s) or representative to give up custody of an unwanted infant no more than 30 days old, safely, legally and anonymously at either a police station or a hospital emergency room.
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