Commission on Children and Youth Advisory Board
20 members of the Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth Advisory Board
are volunteers from throughout the county appointed by the Board of County
Commissioners for three-year terms. They represent health and social services,
law and justice, military, education, parks and recreation, business, youth and
the general community. The Commission also serves as an advisory board to
the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, and the Local Public Health and Safety
Advise County Commissioners and residents on the needs of children, youth and families based on periodic assessments;
Facilitate coordination of information among agencies to maximize resources; and to
Advocate for an environment that fosters healthy, self-sufficient, responsible and productive children, youth, and families.
The key focus areas the Youth Commission has targeted include:
Child Abuse and NeglectYouth Substance AbuseYouth Engagement/Drop-Out InterventionYouth Violence
In 1992, as a step towards improving state services for children, Washington State lawmakers officially established the Family Policy Council, charged with making social programs and policies more responsive to the needs of families. Community Public Policy Health and Safety Networks were established by the Legislature in 1994 - using Family Policy Principles - as a way to give communities a larger role by tackling their own social problems. The Commission on Children and Youth became the local Community Public Health and Safety Network for Kitsap County in August of 2000. The Youth Commission supports activities that increase the capacity for the community to build developmental assets among youth.
The Commission on Children and Youth is accepting applications for new members.
To apply to the Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth, please complete this application along with the Application Supplement. A position description is available here.
Meeting Time First Thursday of every month at 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
**Currently Meeting both remotely via Zoom and in-person**
Meeting location:Olympic Educational Service District #114
105 National Avenue NorthBremerton, WA 98312
2023 Meeting Schedule
Click on date below for meeting agendas and minutes
January 5February 2March 2April 6May 4June 1July - CancelledAugust 3September 7October 5November 2December 7
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Meeting ID: 961 5275 7562