Children Live in Stable and Nurturing Families

Our Goal in Action

Numerous strategic plan committees are working to ensure that all Broward children live in safe, stable and nurturing families. Specific focuses range from reducing the incidence of abuse and neglect and human/sexual trafficking, to creating a community where all newborns in Broward County will be free from unsafe sleep related practices that can result in death.

  • Stop Trafficking & Rescue Survivors (STARS)

    Delinquency, Substance Abuse, and prior abuse are risk factors associated with commercial sexual exploitation of children. According to BSO CPIS by year case screenings, 72% of screened cases were classified as actively engaged, being groomed or strongly suspected of CSEC during 2012, 70% during 2013, and 60% through May 2014. Verified youth were more likely to have alcohol and drug use history, twice as likely to have 3 or more prior DCF placements, and 2.7 times more likely to have over 5 instances of running away.

  • Reduce the Incidence of Abuse and Neglect

    929 families (many with more than 1 child) referred from BSO Child Protective Investigations Section were accepted for CSC services for State FY 2016/17, potentially diverting them from entering the dependency system. 14,130 grandchildren live in 9,570 households headed by a grandparent(s) primarily responsible for their financial/basic needs. About 24% of these children live below poverty (ACS 2016 - 5yr est). In SFY 2016/17, 48.3% or 2,139 of all Broward victims under age 18 are under age 5 (FDCF)

  • Explore Our Committees

    Abuse & Neglect Prevention

    We work to increase the knowledge base on the Five Protective Factors through service provider training, community awareness- Beware Aware Events. The goals of the committee is community awareness, advocacy, and provide mini training ex. January is...

    Leader
    Angela Sowell
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Agency Capacity Building

    As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Agency Capacity Building Committee (ACB) provides a forum for skill building, networking and resource sharing for emerging, maturing and established organizational leaders seeking to increase their...

    Leader
    Adamma DuCille
    Related Topics
    Education
    Employment & Economic Development

    Broward AWARE

    Coordinates activities and events that promote resources preventing child abuse and neglect. Includes Pinwheel for Prevention themed activity during April, Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Leader
    Kerry-Ann Brown
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Broward Bridge 2 Life

    The mission of Broward Bridge 2 Life is organizing the community to assist youth with their transition from High School to a post-secondary opportunity. Our goals are to improve post-secondary credential by helping youth complete their entrance or...

    Leader
    Ralph Aielloo
    Related Topics
    Family Support
    Employment & Economic Development
    Education

    Broward Human Trafficking Coalition

    The Broward Human Trafficking Coalition (BHTC) is a Coalition of individuals from the general public, those who serve it, and all community partners, in Southeast Florida who are individually and collectively committed to working to improve...

    Leader
    Jumorrow Johnson
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Basic Needs

    Broward Reads: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Committee

    Our coalition seeks to Unify Stakeholders, Align Initiatives, and Identify Gaps.

    Broward Reads: The Campaign for Grade Level Reading Coalition focuses on helping communities and policymakers promote school readiness and quality teaching, tackle...

    Leader
    Andrew Leone
    Related Topics
    Education
    Family Support

    Caribbean and Central American Families Support Committee

    As a part of the Children's Strategic Plan, the Caribbean and Central American Families Support committee provides awareness of support services and connections to organizations that provide services to the Caribbean and Central American Families...

    Leader
    Kerry-Ann Brown
    Related Topics
    Abuse
    Family Support

    Children & Families Leadership Association (CFLA)

    The Children and Families Leadership Association (CFLA) is a forum through which community-based child welfare prevention and treatment services, mandated and funded by federal, state and local government work together to establish and nurture...

    Leader
    Neiko Shea
    Related Topics
    Family Support
    Basic Needs

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