Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Amount
All Amounts
Grants Found
34
Grants Totaling
$1,765,000

A Better Way, Inc.

Project Title
To provide ongoing support for a group of formerly incarcerated parents and caregivers of children with incarcerated parents to inform the work of, and related to, 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.
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Berkeley, CA

Parent and Caregiver Advisory Group for Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Project Title
Cross-Systems Trauma Informed Care Coordination
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued support for a cross-systems trauma informed care coordinator to build capacity and infrastructure across Alameda County Health Care Services departments, contracted providers, and other county departments.

Alternative Family Services

Project Title
Electronic Health Record Project
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Santa Rosa, CA

To support the development and implementation of an electronic health record system to improve the management, quality, efficiency and viability of Alternative Family Services’ mental health and foster care programs.

Bay Area Legal Aid

Project Title
To provide bridge funding for Bay Area League Aid to provide legal consultation and support to Oakland Unite's coordinated reentry system for Oakland youth released from juvenile hall.
Amount
$10,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Legal Consultation for Coordinated Reentry System for Oakland Youth

Bay Area Legal Aid

Project Title
Technical Assistance for School Climate Reform in West Contra Costa Unified School District
Amount
$47,950
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide training, technical assistance, and support to West Contra Costa Unified School District, as well as grassroots organizations in this community, to ensure effective implementation of school climate, safety and discipline reform that reduces the number of students suspended and expelled from school, increases positive social/emotional and behavioral supports at school, and reduces the disparity in suspensions and expulsions for youth of color, youth with disabilities, and students in the juvenile dependency and delinquency systems.

Breaking Barriers

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
System Reform and Integration for Child Well-Being
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support statewide efforts that advance the well-being of California’s children, youth and families by engaging state and community leaders to unite across child and family service systems to foster innovation, transform policy and practice, and align resources to ensure timely access to necessary, effective and equitable services and supports.

Brothers on the Rise

Project Title
Capacity Building for Brothers on the Rise
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To support strategic planning and capacity building for an organization that provides training and technical assistance for Alameda and Contra Costa County agencies and organizations working with boys and young men of color.

California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership

Fiscal Agent
Community Initiatives
Project Title
California Child Welfare Co-Investment Partnership
Amount
$30,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association

Project Title
Healthier Connections Stronger Together
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To support training that assists 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.

California Youth Connection

Project Title
BAYLA, Z Plus, and Foster Youth Museum
Amount
$150,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the continuation of Bay Area Youth Leadership Academy (BAYLA), develop a BAYLA replication guide, provide opportunities for shared learning among organizations and programs focused on youth leadership and development through “Z Plus”, and support fund development for the Foster Youth Museum.

Children Now

Project Title
To support a strategic, coordinated approach to advancing a comprehensive behavioral health reform agenda for children and youth involved in California's child welfare or probation system.
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Leveraging the CCR Implementation Process to Advance Vital Mental Health Reforms for All Children

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Project Title
CURYJ
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide general operating support for 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.

Community Works West

Project Title
One Family Program
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

Community Works West

Project Title
Project WHAT!
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

East Bay Family Defenders

Fiscal Agent
Dependency Advocacy Center
Project Title
Innovations in Family Defense
Amount
$75,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Jose, CA

To support the development of an evidence-based program that prevents foster care placement and promotes family reunification by providing interdisciplinary support to parents and caregivers facing child welfare intervention, with attention to criminal crossover matters and collateral civil legal issues.

First 5 Solano

Fiscal Agent
Solano County
Project Title
Capacity Building for Solano County Nonprofits
Amount
$40,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Fairfield, CA

To support the participation of a cohort of Solano County community-based organizations in an intensive capacity building program through UC Berkeley Extension.

Fostering Media Connections

Project Title
Fostering Media Connections Youth Voice Program
Amount
$30,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Los Angeles, CA

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.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Project Title
To support the continued 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.
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Milpitas, CA

Fresh Lifelines for Youth-Alameda County

Impact Justice

Project Title
Restorative Community Conferencing for San Francisco Youth
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued training and technical assistance for San Francisco’s Make it Right, a restorative justice program to divert youth offenders from the juvenile justice system, and for San Francisco’s young adult court.

Life Learning Academy

Project Title
Life Learning Academy
Amount
$100,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

To provide general support to expand the capacity of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.

Lincoln (formerly Lincoln Child Center)

Project Title
To support an annual event that brings together local legislators, public officials, providers, advocates, and community members to inform the development of a policy agenda that improves the lives of children and youth in California.
Amount
$5,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Youth Mental Health Forum

Lincoln (formerly Lincoln Child Center)

Project Title
West Oakland Initiative
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

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.

National Center for Youth Law

Project Title
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Action Project
Amount
$45,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To provide continued support for 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.

Public Counsel

Project Title
To provide training, technical assistance, and support to West Contra Costa Unified and San Francisco Unified School Districts, as well as grassroots organizations in these communities, to ensure effective implementation of school climate, safety and discipline reform that reduces the number of students suspended and expelled from school, increases positive social/emotional and behavioral supports at school, and reduces the disparity in suspensions and expulsions for youth of color, youth with disabilities, and students in the juvenile dependency and delinquency systems.
Amount
$27,050
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Los Angeles, CA

Technical Assistance for School Climate Reform in San Francisco and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts

Root & Rebound

Project Title
To support training and the dissemination of a toolkit to assist incarcerated individuals, family members and the organizations that support them to prepare for release and reentry.
Amount
$30,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

Improving Reentry Preparedness for Family & Loved Ones

RYSE INC

Project Title
Listening to Heal
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Richmond, CA

To bolster capacity to engage systems leaders in implementing radical inquiry through which local expertise and experience informs culturally relevant, healing-centered policies, practices and investments.

Safe & Sound

Project Title
Economic Analysis of Child Abuse
Amount
$25,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

To support an analysis of the economic burden of child abuse in California, evaluate the aggregate community risk and protective factors contributing to child abuse in the state, and provide local and state advocates, administrators and policymakers with a cost analysis and a template to adapt community-specific risk and protective factors that can be used to raise public awareness and advance policy.

School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley

Fiscal Agent
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley
Project Title
Bay Area Social Services Consortium (BASSC)
Amount
$15,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Berkeley, CA

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.

SFCIPP

Fiscal Agent
Marcus Foster Education Institute
Project Title
San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (SFCIPP)
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Berkeley, CA

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.

Strategies for Youth

Project Title
Improving Interactions between Youth and SFPD
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Cambridge, MA

To support a train-the-trainer program for the San Francisco Police Department and update the San Francisco versions of Juvenile Justice Jeopardy with the goal of improving interactions between youth and law enforcement in San Francisco.

The Alliance for Children’s Rights

Project Title
Fostering Families through Continuum of Care Reform
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Los Angeles, CA

To continue efforts to build the capacity of Bay Area county child welfare agencies, probation departments and foster family agencies to recruit and support relative caregivers as required by California’s Continuum of Care Reform, and to continue work with the California Department of Social Services to revise related policy as needed.

WestCoast Children’s Clinic

Project Title
Understanding children's mental health outcomes: Recommendations for measurement and accountability in a multi-system context
Amount
$130,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
Oakland, CA

To support the development of research-based papers that provide policymakers and system leaders the information needed to build a common understanding of child well-being across child welfare, juvenile justice and education settings, and that recommend standards of care and accountability metrics for the children’s mental health system.

Young Minds Advocacy Project

Project Title
To support an annual 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.
Amount
$5,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

2nd Annual Creative Advocacy Event

Youth Law Center

Project Title
Creating Access to Extended Foster Care for Probation Supervised Youth
Amount
$50,000
Category
Improving Human Service Systems
Year
2017
Location
San Francisco, CA

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.