ERIC Number: ED330965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Strategic Plan for Colorado's Families and Children: A Draft for Review and Comment.
Colorado Governor's Office, Denver. Policy Academy Team.
In 1989, the state of Colorado participated in a policy academy on families and children at risk. The intent of the policy academy was to enable states to develop a strategic plan for families and children that would be family focused with an emphasis on family self-sufficiency, and to begin to create a service delivery system integrated across agencies and oriented toward prevention and early intervention. This report includes the policy goals that have been identified through the strategic planning process. These include: (1) creating a shared vision for Colorado families and children among all segments of society; (2) ensuring that all family and child related policies, statutes, rules, regulations, practices, procedures, and legislation are consistent; (3) establishing service delivery options that emphasize and maximize the participation of families and children in choosing options for prevention and treatment; (4) ensuring that efforts to prevent problems begin as early as possible; (5) integrating and prioritizing state planning and budgeting to achieve a coordinated, integrated service delivery system; (6) establishing communities as the focus of service planning and delivery; (7) establishing a single entry point for access to services; (8) establishing a state accountability system based on key outcome indicators for children and families; and (9) developing a human service work force with the skills and knowledge to work effectively with families and children. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Governor's Office, Denver. Policy Academy Team.
Note: Prepared by the Police Academy Team on Families and Children At-Risk.