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Chesapeake Youth Committee
|Contact: Kathryn Jessee
The responsibilities of the Chesapeake Youth Committee shall be to function in an advisory capacity in establishing goals and objectives for the Division of Community Programs; provide advice and assistance to the City Manager in establishing, administering and supervising the Division of Community Programs; assist the Division of Community Programs in conducting an assessment of the needs of youth in developing an annual delinquency prevention action plan; encourage any additional, deletions or changes in laws, policies and procedures that will improve community conditions for youth development; support or provide a public forum where concerns about youth can be expressed; present an annual comprehensive plan to the City regarding the committee's progress, together with any necessary recommendations. (City Code Sec 2-551)
History and Mission: The Chesapeake Youth Committee (CYC) was established by the Mayor in 1981 to improve services to youth in Chesapeake. The Committee has a membership of 17 City Council appointed residents with an interest or experience in youth and related issues. The CYC is part of a comprehensive network of systems serving youth and families in Chesapeake, and is coordinated through the Division of Community Programs. The mission of the CYC is to improve the well-being of youth and families in the Chesapeake community.
Important Goals of the Committee: to promote the coordination of services and programs among youth and family service providers to maximize the use of community resources; enhance the delivery of services and programs to youth and families by identifying gaps and duplication of services; provide a mechanism to centralize resources, disseminate information and educate families and professionals about community resources; promote and support activities to strengthen families and support the positive development of youth.
Meetings: The CYC meets every month during September through June at the Human Service Building located at 100 Outlaw Street. For further information please call 757-382-2226.