Better Business Bureau Report for
DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued July 2012
Better Business Bureau Report expires July 2014

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc.
Address: 330 Grove Street
  DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-748-2010
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1971, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (YSB) assists youth as they build healthy lives and relationships with their families, friends, and community.

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Evaluation Conclusions


DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (DCYSB) does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 17: Web Site Disclosures - Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

DCYSB does not meet this Standard because the organization's website,, does not include all of the recommended information for those charity websites that solicit for donations. Specifically, it does not include:

  • Total income.
  • Total program expenses.
  • Total fund raising expenses.
  • Total administrative expenses.
  • End of year net assets.
  • Electronic access to the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990.

Standard 18: Privacy for Written Appeals & Internet Privacy - Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

DCYSB does not meet this Standard because:

  • Its website,, does not provide access to a privacy policy.
DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Inc. (DCYSB) meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Therapists work to help youth and their families through a variety of problems including issues such as school behavior, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting, self-esteem, sexual abuse, grief, violence, truancy, self-injury, homelessness, and crisis situations. Youth & Family Counseling offers individual and family counseling to youth aged 8-18 and their families. YFC is designed to address the specific needs of those experiencing difficult situations in their lives. In addition, youth can be referred for a comprehensive assessment to determine if additional services are needed.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, DCYSB's program expenses were:

Payroll 272,724
Payroll Tax 45,994
Rent 43,672
Telephone 5,868
Staff Development 3,406
Office 2,134
Counseling Supplies 1,977
Travel 1,838
Amortization and Depreciation 1,698
Dues and Subscriptions 1,652
Insurance 1,230
Credit Card and Bank Fees 990
Postage 394
Maintenance and Repair 346
Advertising 75
Printing 19
Program Supplies 15
Total Program Expenses: $384,032
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Chief Executive : Jason Nicol, Executive Director

Highest Paid Executive: Jason Nicol,Executive Director
Compensation*: $44,880

Chair of the Board: Jackie Schmack
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Administrator - Schmack Law Office

Co-Chair of the Board : Carolinda Douglass

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Associate Vice Provost - NIU

Co-Chair of the Board : --

Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: --

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 15

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 1% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $387,729, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on DCYSB's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Grants 259,279
In-Kind Donations 53,852
Private Contributions 52,947
Program Fees 25,063
Revenues from Special Events 16,361
Corporate Contributions 5,290
Administration Fee 1,989
Miscellaneous 385
Interest 373
Total Income $415,539


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 90%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $415,539
Program expenses $384,032
Fund raising expenses 5,074
Administrative expenses 38,511
Total expenses $427,617
Expenses in Excess of Income (12,078)
Beginning net assets 163,516
Ending net assets 151,438
Total liabilities 33,215
Total assets $184,653

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