Youth Services Institute

The Youth Services Institute (YSI) was established in 1999 by Dr. Raymond O. Sumrall, former YSI Director and Associate Professor within The University of Alabama School of Social Work. YSI is known for its service and commitment to youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Through a contract agreement with the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS), YSI continues to provide technical assistance to DYS in the areas of program development and implementation, training needs assessments and the provision of training sessions, diversion grants and requests for proposals, and program evaluation. Under the leadership of former Tuscaloosa County Deputy District Attorney, Jill Beck, YSI oversees the operation of two juvenile justice programs and assists DYS with the facilitation of several other projects that impact adjudicated youth.

For more information contact us at:

Youth Services Institute
The University of Alabama
Box 870316
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0316
205-348-6625
205-348-5721 (fax)
ysi@ua.edu