Early Intervention & Preventive Counselling for Children, Youth and Families
Established in 1977 by Langley RCMP and funded by the City of Langley and Township of Langley
To provide an early intervention counselling service working with the Langley RCMP, the community and families toward preventing child and youth entry into the criminal justice system.
Who We Are
Langley Youth and Family Services (LYFS) is a contracted service with the City and Township of Langley with a mandate to work with the police and the community toward minimizing child and youth entry into the criminal justice system. The primary focus is preventive counselling with children and youth and their families where the children and youth are identified by actual or potential conflict with the law.
- To provide counselling to children and youth (ages 5 – 17) who are identified by Langley RCMP because of involvement in delinquent or pre-delinquent behaviours.
- To provide counselling to children and youth (ages 5 – 17) who are identified by Langley community partners because of disruptive behaviour problems.
- To include parents/guardians in the counselling for the purpose of supporting and assisting their role in creating a positive, responsible lifestyle for the children.
- To liaise and collaborate with Langley RCMP and Langley community partners in order to enhance and develop crime prevention strategies, policies, and services for the Langleys.