The CYS-Net aims at enhancing the youth support process in local communities to effectively address the growing challenges facing at-risk youth. After deliberations amongst government ministries, academic professors and field experts, the following three strategies are formulated:
1. This service delivery network builds on consultations with relevant government bodies:
Central Agencies - the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF), which is the line ministry in supporting at-risk youth, and its affiliated organization, Korea Youth Counseling Institute (KYCI)
Base Organizations – Metropolitan Councils and City/Provincial Counseling and Resource Center for Youth
Local Service Providers – Local Councils and City/County/Borough Counseling and Resource Center for Youth
2. The CYS-Net is a three-tiered support network for at-risk youth:
1st network: mainly composed of Counseling and Resource Centers for Youth, Youth Shelters, Youth Services Center, and Youth Training Centers, supported by the line government agency (then Government Youth Commission)
2nd network: composed of other public organizations and resources present in local communities, including the Office of Education, schools, local Policy Agency, group homes, Community Health Centers, Office of Employment and Labor and vocational training agencies and organizations
3rd network: embracing private resources such as religious organizations and civic groups
3. The CYS-Net is tailored to local conditions to ensure the following five characteristics:
Integration: A comprehensive set of services, including in medicine, legal consultation, education, employment and leisure, are provided to meet the needs of at-risk youth.
Immediacy: Services are provided without delay.
Convenience: Services are easy to receive and utilize, regardless of time and location.
Sustainability: Services are provided in a sustainable manner.
Expertise: Professional services of high quality are provided.