With the formation of an Office of Children, Youth, and Families (OCYF) to strengthen organizational partnerships and community resources for youths and families, the first administrator--a strong youth advocate--argued that young people "should be a presence at city hall." She collaborated with a few high school students to propose an ad-hoc Mayor's Youth Council, and the mayor and city commissioners passed a resolution supporting its creation.
The OCYF administrator and a full-time staff person work with council members to manage the process, including transportation to meetings and youth leadership development.
education, healthcare, social service agencies, juvenile justice, local public health agencies etc.) currently implemented with OBH, CDPHE, HCPF, CDE, CDPS and OCYF
. Identify overlapping efforts and determine ways to streamline duplicative efforts across agencies Identify current use of targeted risk and protective factor characteristics (community, family, individual and school levels) when implementing prevention approaches Document efforts that span social serving systems, e.g.