NOTE: Due to a lack of funding, we are currently not offering these services except for Youth Restitution.

Community Services

What we do…

Community Youth Services

Assists youth and their families by identifying needs and concerns and organizing committees to sponsor positive youth and family oriented activities. Community committees sponsor fundraising events to address the needs and concerns, advocating on behalf of families and providing youth and adult volunteer opportunities. Our programs include LaSalle Families in Action, Marseilles Kids in Motion and the Ladd Youth and Family Group.

Youth Giving Back

Community Services/Restitution works closely with local courts, Peer Courts, Police Departments and Juvenile Probation to involve young people in meaningful work projects to “pay back” their community for petty delinquent offenses. Youth work in a small group which is supervised by YSB staff.


The Youth programs rely on volunteers for planning and facilitating activities as well as fundraising. One staff person is provided as an advisor.

You Can Help

Community Services accepts and needs donations. Your donation of money is tax deductible and stays in our community. The quality of Community Services depends in great part on the support of people like you. Thanks for considering a contribution to the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley Community Youth Service Programs.

Please feel free to e-mail Sue Trost or call 815-431-3035, our Community Services Supervisor, with any questions or concerns you may have.

Community Youth Services Mission Statement

"The mission of Community Youth Services is to provide a process which empowers local residents organized as community committees to take action aimed at reducing and preventing juvenile delinquency."