With a specific focus on coordination, accountability, capacity building, and strategic partnerships, the Division for Youth works with stakeholders to ensure that Hartford’s youth age nine to twenty-four have quality opportunities to develop the competencies critical to academic success and future self sufficiency.

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Division for Youth



Hartford Opportunity Youth Collaborative is chaired by the Mayor of Hartford and made up of leaders in education, youth development, and workforce development committed to supporting Opportunity Youth to obtain their high school diploma, continue their education, and find employment.

The JRB represents an effort to divert juvenile offenders from the formal justice system by incorporating a Balanced and Restorative Justice approach, which balances the needs of the offender, the victim and the community

Peacebuilders work on a street level to quell violence, prevent retaliation and help youth and families process grief and get connected with additional services and supports in the immediate aftermath of an incident.

In response to Hartford’s youth unemployment crisis, Mayor Bronin partnered with community stakeholders to provide hundreds of Hartford’s young people, including at risk youth, with part-time, yearlong employment doing valuable community service projects.

Youth Service Bureaus (YSBs) both advocate and coordinate a comprehensive service delivery system for youth.

In an effort to reduce youth violence and address the immediate needs of youth violence victims and the community, the City of Hartford has created a Rapid Response Plan.

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