Review data included in reports provided by the Children’s Trust: 2016 and 2017 Needs Assessment reports and 2018 UCF report. Provide a review of findings from the said reports specific to:
Compare Orange County’s level of service delivery for children’s programs identified in the 2016 and 2017 Children’s Trust Needs Assessment reports with those counties (8) that have established Children’s Services Councils (CSC).
Provide feasible options to the Orange County BCC regarding how additional funding could be utilized to address level of service gaps for children and/or what additional processes the county should pursue in order to make an informed decision.
Engage Boards that include the Citizens’ Commission for Children Advisory Board and the Children & Family Services Advisory Board – for prioritizing services and funding gaps.
Conduct a detailed assessment of youth needs and the distribution of resources to support those needs across Orange County. Develop community level need assessment results to inform and guide strategic decision making toward best practices related to quality services, service cost, better input/output control and other key metrics associated with cost-efficient resource allocation.
Create and deploy an online survey for Orange County residents, stakeholders and advocates to gather input and opinion on the level of needs for children and family services. The automated on-line survey platform includes respondent and stakeholder registration and completion of survey instruments which populate results in real-time allowing for faster, more accurate analysis and recommendations on actionable issues.
Provide recommendations based on an assessment of needs of children’s services in Orange County. Develop recommendations that include a formula that ensures all Orange County government children and family services funding (direct or indirect) specifically targets funding services in areas at a level commensurate to their need.