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Missouri: Requires the Department of Mental Health to Develop a State Suicide Prevention Plan

This act requires the Director of the Department of Mental Health, in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services, to design a state suicide prevention plan.

2003-07-15
Colorado: Colorado Trails

Colorado Trails is the computer based application that State Child Welfare, State Child Care, Child Welfare in 64 Counties, and the Division of Youth Corrections use for case management. It is a statewide effort to automate services in Child Welfare and the Division of Youth Corrections.

2003-07-15
Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary #4: After-School for All? Exploring Access and Equity in After-School Programs

While significant progress has occurred over the past several years in terms of expanding both the quantity and quality of after-school opportunities, the ambitious idea of “after-school for all” remains a distant goal.

2003-07-01
Youth Today: 21st Century Skills and Indicators

By Karen Pittman, July 2003

We're getting close.

On June 5, 50 hand-picked researchers, practitioners and policy experts from academia and youth development gathered in Washington at the behest of the U.S. Department of Education to prioritize youth performance indicators used to assess after-school programs the department funds. The stakes were high. The discussions were surprisingly good.

2003-07-01
What Works in Education Reform: Putting Young People at the Center

Given the difficulties and uncertainties of education reform, asking “what works” may be making simple and commonplace what is nearly always a messy and unfinished business. But the work of the International Youth Foundation's partners in 49 countries does reveal a common message of successful reform efforts: put young people at the center.

2003-06-15
Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field

Public Libraries as Partners in Youth Development: Lessons and Voices from the Field, published by the Forum in partnership with the Urban Libraries Council, captures key challenges and lessons learned from an innovative, four-year initiative sponsored by the Wallace-Reader’s Digest Funds that awarded six million dollars to nine library systems.

2003-06-15
North Carolina: Education Instead of Long-Term Suspension

Mandates that suspended and expelled students be offered the same education and related services as other students, rather than being “suspended to the streets.”

(HB 1135, NC, 2003)

2003-06-15
Maine: Marks for Children, Families & Communities -- Leading by Results

Marks for Children, Families and Communities is a set of social indicators that reflect the well-being of Maine children, families and communities. It is an initiative of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet in partnership with the University of Southern Maine, Maine’s KIDS COUNT, the Maine Development Foundation, and other organizations.

2003-06-15
Rhode Island: Rhode Island State Government. Primer, Thinking About Performance Measures

This is a primer to help Rhode Island state agencies develop and improve the performance measures that are required by Rhode Island State Law. The development of performance measures are part of a state strategic planning process which assesses where agencies are, what they have to work with, what their goals are and how they will attain those goals.

2003-06-15
Illinois: Department of Children and Family Services. Program Improvement Plan (PIP) Resources

The Department of Children and Family Services shares many useful planning resources covering topics such as community college payment, youth employment, transitional servies, alcohol and drug intervention, scholarships and education training vouchers.

2003-06-15