The Children's Services Council of Broward County (CSC) is an independent taxing authority established by voter referendum in 2000 and reauthorized in 2014. The CSC's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy, and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of quality care.The CSC funds close to a hundred programs that serve children and families, advocates for policies that protect the interests of future generations and provides leadership that brings the child-serving community together. The CSC works in partnership with Community Builders to help "Turn the Curve" in a positive direction on issues like Maternal and Child Health, Family Strengthening, After-School and Out-of-School Time, Kinship Care, Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Employment, Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs, and Housing and Employment Supports for Youth Aging Out of the Foster Care System. Click HERE for information about The Florida Children's Council and all other CSC's throughout the state.
The CSC is the backbone agency for Broward County's Children's Strategic Plan. We provide support and services to more than 1,500 partners working to analyze data around, and find solutions to, the community needs of our youth.
From the establishment of a special district and governing board, to financial requirements and budget procedures, our statute outlines the legal requirements of our operation.