Overview of the Miami-Dade County CBC Alliance
Florida Statute 20.19(6) required the Department of Children & Families (DCF) to “establish a community alliance of the stakeholders, community leaders, client representatives and funders of human services in each county to provide a focal point for community participation and governance of community-based services.”
Formed by community leaders in 2000, the CBC Alliance engages the child welfare community, system stakeholders and community partners to identify and address system challenges and barriers that impact outcomes for children and families in Miami-Dade. Other responsibilities of the CBC Alliance include:
- Joint planning for resource utilization in the community, including resources appropriated to the department and any funds that local funding sources choose to provide.
- Needs assessment and establishment of community priorities for service delivery.
- Determining community outcome goals to supplement state-required outcomes.
- Serving as a catalyst for community resource development.
- Providing for community education and advocacy on issues related to delivery of services.
- Promoting prevention and early intervention services.
Community Based Care
Community Based Care (CBC) is a comprehensive redesign of Florida’s Child Welfare System. It combines the outsourcing of foster care and related services to competent service agencies with an increased local community ownership of service delivery and design. This statewide reform innovation increases accountability, resource development, and system performance. For more information visit http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/community-based-care
In Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, Our Kids is the lead agency developing partnerships and coordinating efforts within the community to provide benefits and services to affected families. Through its primary network of 6 Full Case Management Agencies, Our Kids partners with service providers, dependency court judges, the state and caring individuals to serve more than 4,000 children and their families involved with the child welfare system. For more information please visit www.ourkids.us.