[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Wethersfield as Sec. 1-3-13 of the Code of 1972. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Department of Youth Services is created, consisting of a Director and such other employees as the Council may determine by ordinance. The Department shall provide opportunities for youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of the community. The Department shall plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate preventive and treatment services for the community and delinquent and troubled youth.
The Department shall have all the powers and duties related to youth and families provided in the General Statutes and shall perform such additional duties as prescribed by the Manager.
[Added 8-19-1991; amended 4-15-1996]
A mandatory donation of $6 shall be levied per visit per session for counseling services by the Youth Services Department. Donations above the mandatory level will be accepted. Persons may be exempt from a mandatory donation upon approval of the Director of Youth Services. In certain instances, counseling programs may be designed which would require a special mandatory donation for a person's participation in these programs. Effective July 1, 1996, all donations for counseling and all donations for Crossroads will be deposited in the general fund, partially to offset the cost of providing these services.
Effective July 1, 1996, $15,000 of existing contributions in the various Youth Services Escrow Accounts shall be permanently transferred in trust to the Steven Salter's Fund, a donor-advised fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Such trust fund shall be used solely for the benefit of the youth of Wethersfield. The Director of Youth Services, or his nominee, as is appropriate, and the Youth Advisory Board shall act as advisors as to grants from such donor-advised fund. Grants shall not be used to supplant general fund expenditures.