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Advocacy

What you can do to help advocate for Youth Services in your local community.

 

 

ADVOCACY

Core to the mission of IYSA is advocating for policies and activities that support positive youth development and support our focus on prevention programming. To that end IYSA works with its stakeholders, including the Indiana General Assembly to:

  • Ensure policies or bills being considered are in the best interest of Hoosier Youth
  • Suggest policy that enhances prevention programming and/or youth development
  • Support initiatives that increase educational opportunities for children and youth
  • Lobby for budget line items that support member youth service bureaus so they can continue to do critical work
  • Advocate for juvenile justice policies that protect youth and are in their best interest
  • Educate our legislators on the work of youth service bureaus and its statewide impact
  • Work with other agencies and associations focused on excellent youth development policy

FIND ELECTED OFFICIALS

If you are looking for the appropriate elected official for your role in advocating for the IYSA, you may visit the Indiana General Assembly’s website: 
http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/

HELPFUL ADVOCACY LINKS

Annie E. Casey Foundation – Kids Count Data
Provides up to date statistics and data related to the well-being of children and
families in every state.
http://datacenter.kidscount.org

Child Welfare League of America
An organization that focuses on advocating for policies that are in best interest of children
and families with a focus on children and youth who may have experienced abuse or
neglect, family disruption, or a range of other challenges that impact their safety,
permanence or well-being.
http://www.cwla.org/advocacy/default.htm

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