Throughout the year, CPC members review the needs of children and families in their community then report their results in a Needs Assessment. This Needs Assessment serves as a blueprint for the counties, state, and legislators to assign priorities to needs and implement programs and services to provide for the needs.
Some programs and services that have developed as a result of the CPC Needs Assessment are
• Kids health and developmental screenings and health fairs,
• Community gardens,
• “Prom Promise” to emphasize effects of alcohol and driving,
• Teen pregnancy prevention programs to high schools,
• Juvenile Redirection Program as an alternative for first time juvenile offenders,
• Juvenile Drug Court and Juvenile Mental Health Court,
• Character education programs for middle school students and alternative school students,
• Dolly Parton Imagination Library for children birth-5,
• Peer Helper Program where students assist peers with tutoring, mediation and leadership,
• Comprehensive Resource Directories,
• Career Fairs and GED training, and
• Parenting classes for teens and adults.
To find out more about the CPC, contact Liletta Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334-353-2710