The Los Angeles County Department of Youth Development (DYD) represents a historic investment in youth wellbeing and development, with a focus on young people and communities who have been impacted by structural racism, poverty, and criminalization.

NEW! Evaluation of Youth Diversion Program

RDA Consulting completed a comprehensive evaluation of the DYD Youth Diversion and Development program and the evidence is undeniable: community-based youth diversion and development works! The full report includes outcomes, equity, and cost benefit analyses, as well as Youth Participatory Action Research that centered youth voices and made the evaluation even more meaningful!

Diversion Partner Featured on Kelly Clarkson Show!

Check out this interview with Jimmy Wu, the Executive Director of InsideOUT Writers, one of the Department of Youth Development’s wonderful youth diversion partners!

What We Do


Investing in a growing network of youth development resources.


Expanding access to youth diversion and restorative justice.


Improving collaborative support for system-impacted youth.


Integrating program and policy research and collaborative innovation.

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