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NCJ Number: 67106 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: COLORADO ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN TODAY - A STATEWIDE COALITION FOR CHILDREN - DOCUMENTATION
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: C/O 1623 Oneida Street
Colorado Advocates for Children
Today Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 40
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE HISTORICAL BACKROUND OF THE COLORADO ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN TODAY (ACT), ITS ORGANIZATION, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE DESCRIBED, AND MATERIALS FOR DEVELOPING ADVOCACY GROUPS ARE PROVIDED.
Abstract: FORMED IN MARCH 1978, ACT IS A STATEWIDE COALITION OF INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND AGENCIES THAT FOCUS THEIR EFFORTS ON A WIDE RANGE OF CHILDREN'S ISSUES. VOLUNTEERS DID THE PRELIMINARY PLANNING FOR ACT WITH FUNDING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM LOCAL CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES. AFTER AN INITIAL, WELL ATTENDED CONFERENCE ON CHILD ADVOCACY, AN INTERIM STEERING COMMITTEE INCORPORATED ACT, DEVELOPED BYLAWS, APPLIED FOR TAX EXEMPT STATUS, AND RAISED LIMITED FUNDS. AT THE FIRST ANNUAL MEETING IN OCTOBER 1978, PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOUR PRINCIPAL ISSUES FOR ACT'S ATTENTION: DAY CARE FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN, SERVICES FOR ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN, JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN. THE COALITION PUBLISHED REGULAR REPORTS AND HAS SUPPORTED LEGISLATION CONCERNING SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN AND CHILD PLACEMENT POLICIES. PROBLEMS INCLUDE DEVELOPING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN RURAL AREAS, INADEQUATE FUNDING, AND DUPLICATION OF EFFORTS AMONG CHILD WELFARE GROUPS. FUTURE GOALS ARE DESCRIBED IN DETAIL TO INCLUDE PUBLICATION OF A HANDBOOK AND MEMBERSHIP EXPANSION. A CHART IS INCLUDED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN ACT BROCHURES, GUIDELINES FOR BUILDING A CHILD ADVOCACY COALITION, AND THE ACT BYLAWS. (MJM)
Index Term(s): Colorado; Rights of minors; Youth advocacy organizations
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