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BUILDING CAPACITY FOR BETTER OUTCOMES FOR NEW ORLEANS CHILDREN

WHAT IS CYPB?

CYPB is a planning board made up of 11 to 25 thoughtful, committed members; a Youth Advisory Board of 15 to 25 members; and two staff members who plan and move together to deliver change that improves outcomes for children and youth in Orleans Parish.

The Board’s mission is twofold: 

1. To encourage collaborative efforts among local stakeholders for assessing the physical, social, emotional, developmental, behavioral, educational, safety, and poverty impacts and needs of children, youth, and families in their communities 

2. Assisting in the development of comprehensive plans to address the needs of children, youth, and families in their communities

CYPB comprehensive plans promote coordinated efforts in development, implementation, and operation of services and programs which encourage:

  • positive youth development
  • diversion of children and youth from criminal justice and foster care systems
  • reduction in the commitments of youth to state institutions
  • and provide a community response to juvenile delinquency. 

We are committed to working together to advance the coordination and implementation of services in prevention, early intervention, diversion, alternatives to home displacement and incarceration, and treatment services, as well as the measurement of all services that address the needs of children and youth.

WAYS TO ENGAGE

Due to COIVID-19, CYPB is operating remotely through December 2020. All meetings and events will take place virtually, using the Zoom platform. To join a bi-monthly CYPB meeting (open to the public) or another CYPB convening, please request the meeting link by emailing info@nolacypb.org.

Engage in Events and Meetings

We review and use data to understand current issues. We partner with all those connected to the issue to ensure a collective response and solution. Our bi-monthly board meetings are open to the public.  See our calendar of events and meetings for scheduling.

Join a Task Force 

Our current task forces address Juvenile Justice, Childhood Trauma, and School Attendance.  Inquire here about how to participate in or observe monthly meetings.

Participate in our Emerging Initiatives

Initiatives grow into task forces. Inquire here about how to get involved.

Share Your Voice

We value the input of youth voice and those who work for, live with, and know youth. Your knowledge and insights inform our plans.   Let us know your questions, comments, and ideas.

OUR CURRENT WORK

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BECOMING A CITY OF COMPASSIONATE HEALING

Called to Care

In October 2019, CYPB’s Childhood Trauma Task Force delivered on its charge from City Council to produce a set of recommendations on how New Orleans can be a more compassionate and trauma-informed city.

Download the full report – complete with background, recommendations, and an implementation plan. 

Read more about becoming a City of Compassionate Healing on CYPB News

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INCREASING ACCESS TO OUR CITY’S RESOURCES

Youth NOLA at 211

Youth NOLA is launched and live! Explore the online community resource database made for New Orleans children, youth, and families. 

Call 211 or text your zip code to txt211 (898211) to talk to a live, trained specialist who will support you in finding the resources and information you need – any time, any day. 

Youth NOLA was created in partnership with VIA LINK and in support of the emerging Youth Master Plan. 

Visit vialink.org/youth-nola for Youth NOLA resources and read more on CYPB News 

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CHANGING YOUTH NARRATIVE AND OUTCOMES

Youth Master Plan

The Youth Master Plan sets a common, shared vision for children and youth of Orleans Parish.

The Youth Master Plan is a youth-led and multi-year process that is a collective expression of the intent to create real, timely answers to unmet needs; restore hope in the possibility of a changed future with desirable opportunity; and deliver systems change to improve outcomes for children and youth.

Click here for the New Narrative for New Orleans Youth.

Read More about the Youth Master Plan at nolayouthmasterplan.org.

WHAT’S NEW?

New Orleans is a city where the full self-expression, leadership, creativity, and culture of all children and youth comes together to create a true community where everyone succeeds.” Our city’s youth have spoken.

Take the Youth & Community Survey to tell us what success means to YOU and how we can get there together. All survey submitters are entered into a raffle to win a $50 giftcard prize.

UPCOMING EVENTS

QUESTION OF THE QUARTER

New Orleans is a city where the self-expression, leadership, creativity, and culture of all children and youth comes together to create a true community where everyone succeeds.

What does success look and sound like for New Orleans children and youth, birth to 24?

“You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.”

–Marian Wright Edelman

TESTIMONIALS FROM THE CYPB BOARD

The best thing about being on this Board is… 

“Collaborating to accomplish our mission.” 

“Connecting with a cause I feel passionate about on a personal level. It allows me to impact my community more strategically.” 

“Shared knowledge of what’s happening for youth and families in the city.” 

“Knowing the strength of each organization that comprises the Board and that works in concert with each other toward our goals.” 

“Seeing the Board making progress on many of its goals.”