Office on Youth

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Office on Youth logoThe Central Shenandoah Valley Office on Youth (OOY) promotes positive youth development and reduces juvenile delinquency through collaborating with community agencies and organizations and coordinating a variety of direct service programs targeting high-risk youth.

The OOY became a regional organization in 2000, serving Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. Originally, the office served localities individually. The Waynesboro Office on Youth was first established in 1977 and the Staunton Office on Youth in 1983. Together, the three localities have supported the department with a commitment to facilitating the wholesome development of the youth of the region.


Develop positive connections between youth, their families, and communities.


Seek to create a future where all youth thrive in a healthy family and enrich their community.


Impacting Youth & Families

  • Demonstrating a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being
  • Empowering youth and families to achieve success
  • Evaluating and Improving programs in response to community needs
  • Providing opportunities for growth

Partnering with Community

  • Anticipating and responding to community needs
  • Building and maintaining networks for effective service delivery
  • Creating a supportive environment that nurtures inclusion, respect and a cooperative spirit
  • Sustaining and cultivating effective communication with community partners

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