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ERIC Number: ED571665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. 2015 Survey Report
Gaines, Elizabeth; McNary, Lacey
Forum for Youth Investment
Child and youth coordinating bodies are systematically changing the fragmented ways that state and local governments do business for children and youth. Sometimes known as councils or commissions, children's cabinets are typically made up of the heads of all government agencies with child- and youth-serving programs. They meet regularly to coordinate services, develop a common set of outcomes, and collaboratively decide upon and implement plans to foster the well-being of young people. The coordinating bodies are asked to participate in the State Child and Youth Policy Coordination Survey in odd years. This 2015 report highlights the findings from the third survey (the previous two were in 2013 and 2011). State leaders from across the country are asked to fill out the survey and 11 coordinating bodies contributed all three years. The 2015 Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. is the nation's only survey of state child and youth policy coordinating bodies (e.g., children's cabinets, early childhood councils and P-20/P-16 education councils.) The survey assesses coordinating bodies in the areas of partnerships, goals, data, accomplishments and challenges. This biennial survey was conducted first in 2011 and then again in 2013 and 2015, in hopes that the decisions, lessons and experiences it documents can serve as tools for state leaders and coordinating bodies. Goals of this Report Include: (1) Sharing timely information on the status of child and youth policy coordination; (2) Understanding and tracking developments, trends and changes around child and youth coordinating bodies over time; and (3) Providing a guiding document for state leaders across the country to learn from each other. Links to State Child and Youth Coordinating Bodies' Strategic Plans and Annual Reports are appended. A list of additional resources is included. [For the first report, "Ready by 21 State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S.," see ED571813. For the 2013 report, "'Ready by 21' State Policy Survey: Child and Youth Policy Coordinating Bodies in the U.S. 2013 Survey Report," see ED557768.]
Forum for Youth Investment. The Cady-Lee House, 7064 Eastern Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20012-2031. Tel: 202-207-3333; Fax: 202-207-3329; e-mail: youth@forumfyi.org; Web site: http://www.forumfyi.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Governors Association; American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Authoring Institution: Forum for Youth Investment