About Youth Planning and Development

The Department of Youth Planning and Development provides resource information for county youths and families and leads collaborative initiatives that engage the community in promoting the safety, well-being and success of Chesterfield County youths.

What we do

  • Focuses on establishing partnerships and collaborative efforts with other public and private organizations.
  • Convenes teams of stakeholders to support cooperation and community involvement in focusing on youth-related issues.
  • Connects youths, families and youth-serving professionals to community data and resource information.
  • Gathers citizen input through community forums, community survey data and through the Youth Services Citizen Board (YSCB).

What we offer

Information and Referral - Resource information is also available through

Citizens seeking information on youth related issues or services may contact us at 804-796-7100 with any additional questions.

Public Education - Programs and educational materials are provided through a variety of events such as

Publications - Brochures and informational resources for citizens on topics such as

For more information contact youthservices@chesterfield.gov.  

Research – Information is collected, organized, analyzed and disseminated about issues relating to youth. Research products include

Collaborative Partnerships - Working with other organizations to meet youth needs. Local and regional effort examples are

Special Initiatives/Events - Engaging the community and promote opportunities for positive youth development by partnering in sponsoring the following special events:

Who we are

Jana D. Carter, Director of Juvenile Services
Kelly Mathis, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist
Patty Glazier, Administrative Secretary