Programs for Children, Youth, and Families Need Guiding Framework for Accountability and Funding (February 2011)

This inventory identified 93 state-funded programs for children, youth, and families that were operated by 18 state agencies and universities in Fiscal Year 2009-10. Expenditures from all sources totaled $3.3 billion, and six different appropriations committees oversaw state funding. Outcome measures were notably lacking among these disparate programs. Adopting an organizational framework could promote outcome measurement and more intentional funding. The General Assembly should authorize the Legislative Study Commission on Children and Youth to create a strategic plan for North Carolina’s children, youth, and families. Commission tasks should include establishing statewide goals and identifying broad parameters for assessing progress towards those goals.

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