With CPPC, community-based partnerships work to prevent child abuse, neglect, and re-abuse. They also aim to safely decrease the number of out-of-home placements, and they promote timely reunification when children are placed in foster care.
Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies.
The long-term focus: protect children by changing the culture to improve child welfare processes, practices, and policies.
Community partnerships are founded on the principle of shared responsibility for the safety of children. Partnerships are guided by organized shared decision-making committees that include a wide range of community members.
Recruit broad and diverse members
Identify and assess community strengths and gaps
Develop plans and leverage resources to fill priority gaps
Agree on measures, evaluate outcomes, and share accountability for outcomes