Parent and Caregiver Advisory Group for Alameda County Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
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.
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.
Legal Consultation for Coordinated Reentry System for Oakland Youth
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Leveraging the CCR Implementation Process to Advance Vital Mental Health Reforms for All Children
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.
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 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 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.
To support the participation of a cohort of Solano County community-based organizations in an intensive capacity building program through UC Berkeley Extension.
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-Alameda County
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.
To provide general support to expand the capacity of a non-traditional charter high school that serves youth with histories of school failure.
Youth Mental Health Forum
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 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.
Technical Assistance for School Climate Reform in San Francisco and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts
Improving Reentry Preparedness for Family & Loved Ones
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
2nd Annual Creative Advocacy Event
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.