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Office on Youth
Office of Youth logoMission Statement
To prevent juvenile delinquency and promote positive youth development.

About Us

The Orange County Office on Youth has been in existence since 1987, serving the youth of Orange County. Our focus is to enhance the quality of life for our youth and families by effectively addressing youth concerns, assessing needs for services, increasing community collaboration, and assisting in establishing and/or offering programs for positive youth development.

The Office on Youth is administered by the Orange County Administrator and Board of Supervisors. In addition, the office works with the Orange Youth Commission, an appointed eleven member advisory board, to address the needs of the youth within our community.

A number of programs are offered each year, including, but not limited to, the Virginia Comprehensive Services Act, three school age child care programs, and Michael’s Gift. Please browse our site for more information on individual programs.

Upcoming Events

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
The Office on Youth will be planting pinwheel gardens for display during the month of April. Pinwheels serve as the national symbol of child abuse prevention and our pinwheel gardens display our community's commitment to child abuse and neglect prevention. We need your help to make a difference in the life of a child! Please check out our Pinwheels for Prevention order form or contact Ashley Jacobs at

Follow our Facebook page for more information on Child Abuse Prevention Month activities!

1-2-3 Magic!
The Office on Youth is pleased to offer 1-2-3 Magic! A two-part class for parents of children ages 2-12. The program offers easy-to-follow steps for managing troublesome behavior more effectively. 

The class will be held at Gordon Barbour Elementary School on Monday, March 7th and March 14th. Dinner for the entire family and childcare will be provided! Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. and class/childcare is from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Please contact Ashley Jacobs, Program Coordinator, at (540) 661-5457 or , to register. 

Understanding Autism 
Do you want to learn more about the Autism Spectrum and the unique characteristics that are associated with Autism? The Office on Youth will host a 3-Part Series facilitated by staff at the Virginia Institute of Autism. The series will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Orange County Airport on 3/29, 41/2, and 4/26. For more information, please contact Ashley Jacobs, Program Coordinator, at (540) 661-5457 or