Department of Children, Youth & Their Families

 

Department of Children, Youth 

& Their Families

Partner with Families & Communities to Raise Safe & Healthy Children & Youth in a Caring Environment.


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Strategic Plan Highlights

Promote Practice- and Research-Informed Programs, Seed Innovation & Seek to Address Inequities in Access & Opportunity
  • Residents and families that thrive
  • Clean, Safe and Livable Communities
  • A Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive City
  • Excellent City Services
  • A City and Region Prepared for the Future

 

Promote Practice- and Reseach-Informed Programs, Seed Innovation & Seek to Address Inequities in Access & Opportunity

  • Invest in community- and school-based Out of School Time programs that provide meaningful and relevant learning opportunities for children and youth.
  • Invest in Youth Workforce Development programs that help youth make progress toward their educational and career goals.
  • Invest in community-driven service collaborations that aim to address unmet needs and shape positive outcomes.
  • Invest in the San Francisco Young Adult Court.

 

Provide Leadership in Developing High Quality Programs & Strong Community-Based Orgaizations
  • Residents and families that thrive
  • Clean, Safe and Livable Communities
  • A Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive City
  • Excellent City Services
  • A City and Region Prepared for the Future

Provide Leadership in Developing High Quality Programs & Strong Community-Based Organizations

  • Build the administrative capacity of grantees by providing opportunities to participate in group capacity building, individual consulting and coaching, and on-demand technical assistance focused on financial management and nonprofit administration.
  • Develop a multilevel system of training and support for DCYF grantees that aims to build the capacity of individual youth workers, improve the quality of youth serving programs, and strengthen the systems and infrastructure of nonprofit agencies.

 

Priorotize Children, Youth, Transitional Age Youth & Families' Voices in Setting Funding Prioroties
  • Residents and families that thrive
  • Clean, Safe and Livable Communities
  • A Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive City
  • Excellent City Services
  • A City and Region Prepared for the Future

Prioritize Children, Youth, Transitional Age Youth & Families Voices in Setting Funding Priorities

  • Engage youth in the implementation and oversight of the Children and Youth Fund, providing an intentional role for youth in the planning cycle, elevating young people’s voices and experiences in the department.
  • Seek input from program participants about the quality of programs and create opportunities for them to provide input into strategic planning for future investments.

 

Work Collaboratively with other City Stakeholders to Ensure Efficient use of Resources
  • Residents and families that thrive
  • Clean, Safe and Livable Communities
  • A Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive City
  • Excellent City Services
  • A City and Region Prepared for the Future

Work Collaboratively with other City Stakeholders to Ensure Efficient use of Resources

  • Partner with the San Francisco First 5 Commission and the San Francisco Human Services Agency to fund 26 Family Resource Centers that engage families in services to support their children’s development and provide rich support networks for parents and caregivers to build community.
  • Coordinate funding with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to support afterschool and summer programs at elementary and middle school sites across the city, enabling providers of these programs to offer quality out of school time programming to more youth than would otherwise be possible with state and federal support alone.
  • Partner with SFUSD to fund Wellness Centers in each of the city’s public high schools to improve the health, mental well-being, and educational outcomes of high school students across the city.
  • Jointly plan and fund services with Juvenile Probation Department and Department of Public Health to ensure a comprehensive developmental approach to supporting young people in the juvenile justice system.