The Office for Children, Youth and Family Support (Office) is an administrative unit of the Community Services Directorate.
The Office works in partnership with the community to provide care and protection services to children and young people, and family and community support to meet the needs of the people of Canberra. In addition, the Office is responsible for youth justice services and the monitoring and licensing of children's services.
The Office aims to provide both universal and targeted programs and services at the prevention, early intervention and tertiary levels in a range of settings that support children, young people and families to reach their potential and that contributes to building community capacity. The Office is also committed to the involvement of children and young people in a meaningful way in decision making about their lives.
Update 14 May 2012
A key priority for OCYFS is to deliver quality services and programs and achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.
OCYFS is currently undergoing an OCYFS organisational realignment designed to strengthen policy, programs and services under the banner of Refreshing the Service Culture.