To provide ongoing support for a group of formerly incarcerated parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents to inform the work of Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (ACCIPP), which seeks to improve policies and practices on behalf of children with incarcerated parents and their families. The grant also supports an annual ACCIPP “Call to Action” event.
To provide core operating support for a collaboration of public and private agencies and community members working to raise awareness and improve the lives of Alameda County’s children with incarcerated parents.
To support the development of an electronic health record system to improve the management, quality, efficiency and viability of Alternative Family Services’ mental health and foster care programs.
To assist several Bay Area counties in creating local systems change aimed at improving access to quality children’s mental health services.
To create a manhood development curriculum to be embedded into core programming of Alameda County agencies and organizations that serve transitional aged youth.
To develop curriculum and provide training and technical assistance to expand the capacity of Alameda County agencies and organizations working with boys and young men of color.
To support a collaborative of public agency and private foundation investors in the child welfare system to leverage their collective resources to improve child welfare outcomes.
To support training to assist Bay Area CASA volunteers in their efforts to understand and address the mental health needs and general well-being of dependent children and youth, and to support the general operations of this statewide organization.
To provide general operating support for a new collaborative of criminal justice funders in California.
To support the continuation and expansion of a leadership development program for transitional age foster youth to learn effective advocacy skills, develop professional networks, and practice their new skills through externships at local organizations.
To support the continued expansion and promotion of exhibits that portray the foster youth experience, and to provide opportunities for shared learning among organizations and programs focused on youth leadership and development.
To support efforts to strengthen San Francisco’s child welfare and behavioral health policy and practice collaboration, while continuing to contribute to related statewide conversations.
To provide general operating support to this young, growing organization that aims to interrupt the cycles of violence and poverty by motivating and involving young people in changing policies and systems that impact their lives and communities.
To continue support for a collaboration with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, Human Services Agency and Adult Probation Department to increase and improve opportunities for children to remain connected to their parents during their parents’ incarceration in the San Francisco County jails and upon their release to the community.
To provide general administrative support for Community Works West, which interrupts and heals the far-reaching impacts of incarceration and violence through youth-led advocacy, innovative programs in the jails, restorative justice practices, and the arts.
To employ, train and support youth who have had an incarcerated parent to work on raising awareness about the impacts of parental incarceration on children with the goal of improving services and policies that affect these youth.
To support the participation of family members directly affected by incarceration in a summit to develop a policy platform to guide the #StandWithHer coalition.
To ensure that families directly affected by incarceration are represented in communication strategies designed to change the narrative about what makes a good family.
To provide Bay Area probation departments with a toolkit, training, and technical assistance to maximize resources and supports for youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
To amplify the voices of youth through media that illuminates the challenges and successes facing young people involved in the Bay Area child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems.
To support the expansion of FLY in Alameda County to provide legal education and leadership training to youth involved or at risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.
To provide continued consultation and support for San Francisco’s Make it Right, a restorative justice program to divert youth offenders from the juvenile justice system, and to advise San Francisco on incorporating restorative justice practices in the city’s new young adult court.
To support the planning and development of a residential component of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.
To provide continued support for a neighborhood-specific, multi-system, collaborative effort to improve attendance and strengthen families of young students in West Oakland schools.
To provide continued support for the coordination of the California Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team tasked with improving the systems, policies, services and supports for children and youth involved or at risk of involvement in commercial sexual exploitation.
To amplify the voices of teens and young adults living in East Contra Costa County and Vallejo to bring greater visibility to the challenges they face.
To support the development of a toolkit for families and incarcerated loved ones to work on together as they prepare for release.
To support the early implementation of an integrated, multi-system database for San Francisco’s Children’s Advocacy Center.
To contribute to the completion of a statewide evaluation of the impact of the California Fostering Connections to Success Act (AB 12) on outcomes of foster youth as they transition to adulthood.
To provide continued support for a collaboration of county social service agencies and universities to foster shared learning and activities designed to improve human service systems and strengthen communities of vulnerable children, youth and families.
To continue staffing and supporting activities of a collaboration of public and private agencies working to raise awareness and improve the lives of San Francisco’s children with incarcerated parents.
To support the participation of a San Francisco organization in a statewide initiative that aims to accelerate a movement toward a more equitable, youth development-focused juvenile justice system.
To support ongoing efforts to promote equitable supports and services for California foster children who are raised by relatives.
To support a multi-disciplinary symposium to explore the intersection between commercial sexual exploitation of children and gender, race and class.
To widely disseminate and train on the validated CSE-IT, a screening tool to improve identification of and early intervention with child victims of sexual exploitation.
To support an event to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month by bringing together youth, caregivers, educators, advocates, policy makers and others to help end stigma towards mental illness, honor mental health champions, and support Young Minds’ advocacy efforts.
To assist Santa Clara County in building capacity to improve probation-supervised foster youths’ transition to adulthood and serve as a model for other counties.