In 1996, the Florida Legislature passed legislation to begin the comprehensive redesign and privatization of child welfare. The new community-based care model allows the state to contract with respected local, non-profit agencies to provide child welfare services in their local communities for children who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned. Currently, there are 19 lead agencies in Florida. Since 2001, Community Partnership for Children has been the lead agency selected to serve Volusia, Flagler and Putnam Counties. Under the community-based care initiative, child protective services are transitioned to local providers and directed by the lead agency and a community alliance of stakeholders. This leadership is in partnership with Florida's Department of Children and Families.
Community Partnership for Children is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit agency. We have built a System-of-Care using 23 contracts with 13 local providers. Our System-of-Care overview shows the relationship between us and our contracted partners. It is through the efforts and involvement of the community that we are able to keep children safe and build strong families.
Our robust community-based network also includes the partnership and support of other stakeholders including the Department of Children and Families, county governments, the faith-based community, local businesses, volunteer mentors, foster parents, the Center for Business Excellence, and the Community Alliance.
Community Partnership for Children is governed by a 100% community-based board of directors. Under the direction of the board and chief executive officer, Community Partnership for Children has designed and implemented a System-of-Care that draws on many local community business partnerships and has led the development of new service options in response to the ever-changing needs of children and families in the communities we serve.
Note: The Department of Children and Families complies with state and federal nondiscrimination laws and policies that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, or sex. It is unlawful to retaliate against individuals or groups on the basis of their participation in a complaint of discrimination or on the basis of their opposition to discriminatory practices.
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