ERIC Number: ED353050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
School/Community Networks for Successful Families: Project SUCCESS. Final Report from Lieutenant Governor Bob Kustra and the Coordination of Social Services Action Group. Presented to Governor Jim Edgar.
This report presents the recommendations of the Coordination of Social Services Action Group (CSSAG) to the governor of Illinois for the improvement of social services for children and parents within the state. Because of financial constraints, ways to develop a more efficient and effective social service delivery system must be found. To this end, the report recommends that the state focus on two goals: (1) the improvement of child and family well-being by providing services that stress school success, local empowerment, parental involvement, and prevention; and (2) the improvement of collaboration and coordination within and between state and local agencies. The report proposes the creation of a program in which the state will act as the initiator in a process of helping communities implement the new system of service delivery; and individual communities will form local governing boards of parents, school personnel, service providers, and community leaders to assess the needs of their community, identify services to meet local needs, and develop a family-focused delivery system. The report also proposes that, before implementing this program statewide, five pilot sites, at which services are offered to economically disadvantaged elementary school students and their families, be established. Two appendices list the membership of the CSSAG and its main goals. (MDM)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Community Involvement, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Agencies, Social Services, State Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois