Community members working together to improve access and quality of services for children, youth, and families, and to ensure a transparent governmental process.
In November of 2014, the Children and Youth Fund was reauthorized through June 30, 2041 by nearly 75% of the San Francisco electorate. The revamped Children and Youth Fund included several revisions to the original Children’s Fund, including the establishment of DCYF’s Oversight and Advisory Committee. The Oversight and Advisory Committee replaced DCYF’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and will start holding formal meetings in October of 2015.
The mission of the OAC was outlined in Proposition C in 2014:
There shall be a Children, Youth, and Their Families Oversight and Advisory Committee to review the governance and policies of the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, to monitor and participate in the administration of the Children and Youth Fund...and to take steps to ensure that the Fund is administered in a manner accountable to the community.
Visit this link to review the responsibilities, composition, and implementation of the OAC.
The next OAC meeting will take place on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5:30pm. The meeting will feature the release of the first draft of the DCYF Services Allocation Plan, and will take place at 101 Grove in the third floor auditorium.
As an official advisory body to the City of San Francisco, DCYF's OAC is subject to the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance. In compliance with Sunshine goals, all OAC meeting agendas and minutes will be made public. Look for agenda postings here at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. All meetings are open to the public, and will take place at 1390 Market Street, Suite 900, in The Mint Conference Room.
If you have questions about DCYF's OAC, please contact Emily Davis.