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The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is suspending all in-person professional visits effective immediately:

Professional visitors include:

  • Attorneys
  • Public defenders
  • Probation officers

Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, however, string... Read More


The following precautions are being taken at the Youth Services Center to address concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus:

  • Effective Immediately, all visitation will be temporarily suspended.
  • Resident phone privileges will be extended to three additional... Read More


The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is announcing revised state juvenile detention standards that impact the release of juvenile records to the public.

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, changes to the state juvenile detention standards, which are issued... Read More


The Bernalillo County Commission has approved a new contract with the Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the union representing Bernalillo County’s Youth Services Center employees (AFSCME 18, Local 1536 YSC)... Read More


The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, a national model site for the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI), is hosting a delegation from three counties in South Dakota on August 16 and 17.

South Dakota attendees include juvenile justi... Read More


A recent article in the Santa Fe New Mexican highlighted the Albuquerque Public Schools program exclusively for residents of Bernalillo County's Juvenile Detention Center. 

 Albuquerque Public Schools oversees a program that runs fr... Read More


Bernalillo County – The Bernalillo County Youth Services Center is hosting a delegation from the State of Chihuahua, Mexico on April 9-10 to highlight the county’s model efforts in managing juvenile justice reform.

A facility tour and... Read More


The American Correctional Association and the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections recently completed a standards compliance reaccreditation audit on the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center to measure compliance on a number of mandatory an... Read More


The Paz Project at Bernalillo County’s Youth Services Center (YSC), a canine education, therapy and enrichment program begun in January, is promoting a positive culture in the lives of at-risk youth, educating residents at the detention facilit... Read More


Join us September 9, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hispanic Cultural Center for the opening of the SEEDS Community Seed Mural Project, a project of artists from all over the world, including right here with residents at the Youth Services Center... Read More


On April 22, 2016,  Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley and the Youth Services Center invited the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new greenhouse on the east campus of the center outside the secure perimeter of the juve... Read More


Bernalillo County Cultural Services and Bernalillo County Youth Services Center present “The Likeness of Us,” an exhibit of artwork featuring professional women artists and young women from the Youth Services Center (detention facili... Read More


Weekly pet therapy visits have been an active program at YSC for almost 16 years, and these are our perhaps most dedicated group of volunteers. In an effort to align directly with our mission of public safety, in January of 2016, YSC intends to expan... Read More


On June 12, 2015, Bernalillo County Youth Services Center dedicated a new outdoor mural as part of the Emanuel Project. 

Thirty-six murals have been completed in juvenile detention facilities throughout the United States. A total of 28,000 s... Read More


Jimmy Santiago BacaOn Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2014, internationally renowned poet Jimmy Santiago Baca screened his new film, “A Place to Stand,” for select partners and residents of the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center (BCYSC). The movie&nbs... Read More

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