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What We Do

Through the CYD program, PEI provides funding and technical assistance that affords community-based organizations the opportunity to foster positive youth development and build healthy families and resilient communities. CYD provides services in zip codes with high incidences of juvenile crime. Communities prioritize and fund specific prevention services to address their community level needs.

Who We Serve

  • Youth ages 6-17 in zip codes with high incidences of juvenile crime

Map of Providers and Communities

Map of Texas, showing providers across the state. For a text version of CYD providers, check the PEI Provider Directory.

For additional provider details, see the 2022 provider directory.

How We Measure Success

  • Children remain safe during services, within 1 year (98% in FY20) and 3 years (96% in FY20).
  • Percentage of youth not referred to juvenile probation (98.5% in FY20).

Program Data

  • Program Start Date: 1995
  • Target Number of Youth/Families Served Annually, FY22: 17,135
  • Average Number of Youth/ Families Served Per Month, FY21: 6,514
  • Counties Served: 16
  • Annual Budget for Community Contracts: $9,370,550
  • Total Number of Community Grantees: 17 Grantees, 42 Subgrantees
  • Average Grantee Budget: $520,586

CYD Success Story

Big Brothers Big Sisters (Lubbock County)

Big Sister Sarah first matched with Little Sister Ruth over seven years ago. During the 7-year match, Ruth’s father was incarcerated twice and her mother released custody rights to Ruth resulting in Ruth’s grandparents adopting her.

During this year, Ruth’s grandfather passed away due to COVID-19 complications. According to Ruth, having both her Big Sister and agency staff to support her during the many changes and challenges she experienced over the years has been invaluable.

To this day, Ruth and her Big Sister continue to meet as often as they can to discuss her personal struggles and triumphs.