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|About||The Volunteer Council of Texas Youth in San Antonio is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 is affiliated with Texas Juvenile Justice Department|
The Council is organized for, and shall act as a liaison between the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) and the community to:
A. Promote mutual understanding, cooperation and involvement of the community, as determined to be in the best interests of the youth receiving services from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
B. Create additional financial and community resources to enhance the care, treatment , and rehabilitation of youth within TJJD and their families
C. Promote volunteer involvement benefiting the youth assigned to the TJJD Community”
The Volunteer Council of Texas Youth in San Antonio is a non-profit organization founded in 1984 is affiliated with Ayres half-way House. Ayres House is a Texas Juvenile Justice facility for juvenile offenders who are transitioning back into the community. The (VCTYSA) is established and dedicated for the sole benefit of the youth residing at Ayres House. The Council acts as a liaison between the treatment center and the community in promoting mutual understanding, cooperation, and improvement.
The Council also raises funds to benefit the youth. The State of Texas provides shelter, food, clothing, counseling, and education for the children. The Council provides items and services the state simply cannot. Some examples include: Christmas gifts and parties for the youth; Incentive Dinners (special dinners provided for youth who have shown progress in the program); Graduation gifts; Travel funds for family members who need assistance to visit their child; Birthday cakes and small gifts for each youth; and Special projects.