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.

Request for Information

Do you have information about promising, innovative programs supporting youth in Los Angeles County? Please respond to DYD’s Request for Information and share with your networks.

DYD Celebrates One Year

The Los Angeles County Department of Youth Development is celebrating one year! Check out our year-in-review to learn more about our accomplishments and future plans.

Youth@Work Expo

The Los Angeles County Department of Economic Opportunity invites you to participate in their inaugural Youth@Work Expo on Friday, September 29, 2023, from 10AM-2PM.

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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