Project Youth Safety is a collaborative initiative funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The following organizations each have a role in this project and is noted as such:
The California Adolescent Health Collaborative, a project of the Public Health Institute, is a public-private statewide coalition of individuals and organizations that works to increase understanding and support of adolescent health and well-being in California. For more information, visit http://www.californiateenhealth.org. CAHC grew out of the initiative, commitment, and perseverance of a core group of individuals who attended a four-state conference held in 1995 to review states’ efforts to promote adolescent health. At that time, there was no existing statewide organization in California with a mission to address adolescent health and well-being from a non-categorical, multidisciplinary perspective. This core group continued to meet regularly and involve new members. By January 2001, with support from the California State Department of Health Services, Maternal and Child Health Branch, CAHC released California’s first statewide strategic plan for adolescent health, Investing in Adolescent Health: A Social Imperative for California’s Future. The plan has served as a model for adolescent health initiatives in California’s counties and in other states.
Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII), a private, nonprofit organization, has served the Los Angeles community for more than 105 years. CII has created one of the nation’s strongest models for working with children affected by violence—including child abuse and neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and violence in their neighborhoods and schools. With 25 programs, more than 450 employees, and hundreds of volunteers, the agency serves more than 17,000 vulnerable children and families each year in some of Los Angeles’ most devastated communities. To learn more about CII, please visit their website at www.childrensinstitute.org.
The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center provides a continuum of care for traumatized children and their families. DCAC serves children ages 1-17 who have been sexually abused, neglected, or traumatized by witnessing violence. DCAC has built a reputation for working successfully with at-risk families and treating complex cases of child trauma. The children referred to DCAC have typically endured terrible abuse and the Center’s mission is to “restore childhood” for these young victims through careful assessment, in-depth treatment and intensive family support. Additional information on DCAC’s services and programs can be found at http://www.denvercac.org/.
Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) established in 2005, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit international alliance of more than 100 policy leaders, educators, law enforcement members, technology experts, public health experts and advocates. Through this network of support, iKeepSafe tracks global trends and issues surrounding digitally connected products and their affect on children. This research drives the continuous creation of positive resources for parents, educators and policymakers who teach youth how to use new media devices and platforms in safe and healthy ways.
Merced Lao Family Community, Inc. was founded by Praya Norapamok General Vang Pao in 1982 and incorporated under the Federal Tax Exemption Code 501(c)(3). The Board of Directors consists of 12 members governing the organizational affairs. The Board of Directors represents the various ethnic and professional groups throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. In addition to the Board of Directors, the organization has an Advisory Committee that consists of Clan Leaders, Elder Leaders, and educators who share information and advice to the Board of Directors when needed. The Advisory Committee bridges the gap between the community members and the organization. In addition, there have been many Community Leaders who have successfully presided over the organization as President. Since its inception, the organization has been providing a broad range of critically needed services in the Merced County area, including, but not limited to: Community Outreach & Awareness, Information and Referral Services, Consumer Fraud Education, Financial Education, Gang Prevention & Suppression, Counseling, Family Preservation & Family Support, USDA Food Program for Children, Employment Placement Services, Job Training Services, Driver Education & Training, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Services, Child Abuse Prevention, Tobacco Control, Early Childhood Education and Health Education.
Youth Network Council (YNC) advocates for vulnerable youth in Illinois, and for the agencies that serve them. Through a combination of training and technical assistance, policy development, and coordination and monitoring of service delivery systems, YNC works to build and maintain a strong state-wide youth service system. Since 1972, YNC’s mission has been to support local, community-based youth service agencies and to enhance their capacity to serve young people and their families with the goals of keeping them safe, reducing their involvement with the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and guiding them along the path to adulthood. Chicago Safe Place is a program omf Youth Network Council, which uses a national model in which public locations become designated places for youth to access services. The Chicago Safe Place program is a collaboration between Youth Network Council and three youth service agencies: Alternatives, Universal Family Connection, and Westside Youth Network. The goal of the program is to allow youth to access services quickly and easily in order to prevent victimization of young people. Both programs can be found online at www.youthnetworkcouncil.org and www.chicagosafeplace.org.
INOBTR (‘”I Know Better”) is a non-profit organization that educates broadly through public awareness in effort to keep kids safe. The organization is most known for its training and community outreach programs on Internet Safety outreach. INOBTR is uniquely skilled in marketing, special events and communications. It’s most recent campaign entitled ”Decisions” was part of the US Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Project Safe Childhood national campaign in 2008. INOBTR can be found online at www.INOBTR.org.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families. Learn more about OJJDP’s programs and resources at www.ojjdp.gov.
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