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Commission on Children, Youth & Families

A Vision for Little Rock Families

Commission on Children Youth and Families logoThe Commission on Children Youth and Families envisions a City that respects and supports the belief that all families can be:

  • Safe
  • Nurturing
  • Self- determining
  • Drug-free environments
  • Violence free

 

...and that children will be provided essentials of:

  • Health
  • Stability
  • Education

 

...in order to foster a belief in themselves so that they can grow and develop into caring, contributing adults!

The Commission promotes and supports approaches that:

  • Encourage citizen input
  • Are comprehensive and holistic
  • Connect with families and children most at risk
  • Engage the best public and private partnerships

 

Comprehensive Community Approach

  • Lance Hines, Chair
  • Sheena Lewis, Vice Chair 
  • Lynn Lincoln
  • Angela McFadden
  • Norma Jean Johnson
  • Anna Strong
  • Jo Thompson
  • Joyce Wesley
  • Vacant Position 

Central to the goals of the Commission is the inclusion of information, ideas and solutions from the community. A total of nine members of the Commission are chosen from all groups involved in supporting families and include:

  • A Member from the Little Rock City Board of Directors
  • A Member of the Little Rock School District Board
  • At-Large Members

 

And expertise in the following areas:

  • Family and Domestic Violence Issues
  • Safety and Juvenile Justice
  • Public Health
  • Family and Domestic Violence
  • Early Childhood Education

 


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