Community members working together to improve access and quality of services for children, youth, and families, and to ensure a transparent governmental process.
In November of 2014, the Children and Youth Fund was reauthorized through June 30, 2041 by nearly 75% of the San Francisco electorate. The revamped Children and Youth Fund included several revisions to the original Children’s Fund, including the establishment of DCYF’s Oversight and Advisory Committee. The Oversight and Advisory Committee replaced DCYF’s Citizens Advisory Committee, and will start holding formal meetings in October of 2015.
The mission of the OAC was outlined in Proposition C in 2014:
There shall be a Children, Youth, and Their Families Oversight and Advisory Committee to review the governance and policies of the Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families, to monitor and participate in the administration of the Children and Youth Fund...and to take steps to ensure that the Fund is administered in a manner accountable to the community.
Visit this link to review the responsibilities, composition, and implementation of the OAC.
The next meeting of the full OAC will take place on Monday, November 5 at 5:30pm at the DCYF office, 1390 Market, Suite 900. All OAC meetings are open to the public.
As an official advisory body to the City of San Francisco, DCYF's OAC is subject to the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance. In compliance with Sunshine goals, all OAC meeting agendas and minutes will be made public. Look for agenda postings here at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.
If you have questions about DCYF's OAC, please contact Dori Caminong.