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 three 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
Attend 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
BECOMING A CITY OF COMPASSIONATE HEALING
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.
Join the New Orleans ACEs Connection (LA) community to stay connected to plan movements, healing-centered resources, a community calendar, local news, and relevant blog posts.
INCREASING AWARENESS OF OUR CITY’S RESOURCES
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.
CHANGING YOUTH NARRATIVE AND OUTCOMES
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.
In December 2020, the New Orleans Youth Master Plan Partners–CYPB, the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families (OYF), and the New Orleans Youth Alliance (NOYA)–launched Phase 1 our city’s first-ever Youth Master Plan.
“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