ERIC Number: ED413065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Partnerships for Stronger Families: Building Intergovernmental Partnerships To Improve Results for Children and Families. Special Report #9.
Macy, Christina; Jehl, Jeanne
The Clinton administration's Partnerships for Stronger Families initiative, through working meetings, site visits, and outreach efforts, aimed to promote an ongoing conversation between those working on the front lines of services for children and families and those crafting federal policy and legislation in Washington. The initiative was guided by the vision that government must invest in prevention and early intervention programs for children, serve whole families, and measure success by results, not by numbers of dollars spent or people served. This report summarizes the initiative's work and recommendations. The first chapter of the report, "A Federal Focus on Families," includes sections detailing the 1994 meeting to launch the initiative, the progress noted at the March 1996 meeting," and further objectives devised at the December 1996 Meeting. The second chapter "A New Framework: Building Partnerships for Results," includes the following sections: (1) "Build Effective Partnerships" (including providing strong support from the top, helping communities and states gain access to the federal government, building communication with communities and states, restructuring federal technical assistance to build local capacity and strengthen partnerships; (2) "Ensure Increased Accountability for Results" (including developing national indicators to measure and track the well-being of America's children, and making federal programs more flexible). The third chapter, "Looking Ahead," outlines priorities for federal, state and local action, for nongovernmental organizations and private foundations, and the role of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Policy Exchange. The report's appendices include topics discussed at the December 1996 meeting, the Executive Order on Child and Family Statistics, and a list of participants at the December meeting. (EV)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Community Role, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Decentralization, Family Needs, Family Programs, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, New Federalism, Policy Formation, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Social Services, State Agencies, State Federal Aid, State Government, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, DC.