Strengthening Families

31176357631_668c9faa57_kFocus on Prevention Strengthen Families planning is underway. Ultimately we will build a movement to strengthen and support all families in Stanislaus County. To begin, however, we want to engage a small number of families so we learn how to build effective strategies of prevention that involve all ten sectors. We will learn from these beginning efforts and then expand to additional families across the county.

The first population we will engage in this effort will include:

Individuals who are, or have been engaged in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, their families, and families that have been directly affected by their actions.

To start the planning process, a new collaborative leadership group consisting of 27 leaders from key agencies and community partners has formed and they have committed to lead the second movement focused on strengthening families. This leadership group consists of leaders that manage a large percentage of the publicly funded services and community partners committed to helping our families. As with the homelessness initiative, the group has started to identify all the resources and programs that serve this population in the county, and identifying critical partners and stakeholders needed to form the next Action Council. The new Action Council will begin meeting in June to develop the common agenda for this effort.