We Are For Children, Youth, and Families

Our Mission

The North Carolina State Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families, through a System of Care framework, provides a forum for collaboration, advocacy and action among families, public and private child and family serving agencies and community partners to improve outcomes for all children, youth and families.

Our Vision

Children, youth and families are healthy, safe and successful at home, in school and in their communities.

About UsAbout Us

What is the State Collaborative for Children, Youth, and Families?

The State Collaborative:

  • Provides a forum for the discussion of issues regarding how agencies, youth, and families can work together to produce better outcomes for children, youth and families.
  • Develops recommendations regarding the coordination of services, funding, training and local reporting requirements to eliminate duplication and make the system more consumer friendly.
  • Includes representatives of a range of state and local agencies, youth, families, and advocates.
  • Provides support for local Collaboratives and Child and Family Teams.

Meeting Structure

  • Leadership:  Co-chair Beth Field (Family Member), Co-chair, Interim Susan Robinson (Agency), Vice Co-Chair Sonia Hopkins (Family)  Vice Co-Chair, Interim Ashley Bass-Mitchell (Agency)
  • Family Members
  • Family Run Organizations
  • Youth Led Groups
  • State Agency representatives from NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Department of Public Safety (Juvenile Justice), Administrative Office of the Courts, Governor’s Crime Commission, Department of Commerce
  • Local Agency representatives from state and county agencies 
  • Representatives from local collaborative groups
  • Health Plans
  • Professional Associations
  • Private Providers
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Non-profit state and community based organizations