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  • A volunteer Board of Directors, chaired by Bryan Jordan, governs Youth Villages. In addition, there are Local Boards in Georgia, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oregon and Tennessee (Middle and West).
  • Chief Executive Officer Patrick W. Lawler has led the organization since its inception.

  • Officers and directors lead a staff of more than 2,700.

  • In addition, our Board of Advocates comprises prominent individuals who champion our work.
About Us
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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