The Children, Youth & Family PAC exists to collaborate on issues related to children, youth and families that are overseen by the Department of Children and Families, Department of Health Services, and the Department of Corrections. The PAC identifies system-wide issues that affect the health, safety and well-being of children and youth. These include issues related to child protective services and juvenile justice and the correlating services to both areas, such as mental health and community based services for disabilities.
The CYF PAC members are subject matter experts in varying levels of county management who can provide crucial input to our State partners in relation to new initiatives and changes to programming. We evaluate what effect proposed changes will have locally on children and families, as well as the fiscal impact and unintended consequences to those proposed changes. The PAC represents a diverse group of counties with rural and urban perspectives and strives to educate our association membership on upcoming changes in policy and procedure. The CYF PAC meets every other every other month on the second Friday of the month, rotating locations between Stevens Point and Madison.