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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 people 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

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. Our current emerging initiative are the Youth Master Plan and School Attendance.  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 TRAUMA-INFORMED CITY

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 on CYPB News

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INCREASING ACCESS TO OUR CITY’S RESOURCES

211 and Youth NOLA

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. 

Read More on CYPB News 

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CHANGING NARRATIVE AND OUTCOMES

Youth Master Plan

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

The YMP 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.

Read More on CYPB News

WHAT’S NEW?

UPCOMING EVENTS

There are no upcoming events at this time.

QUESTION OF THE QUARTER

New Orleans has the opportunity to move forward a vision for children and youth.

What should that vision be?

“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.”