Goal 1: Collaboration and Coordination
Goal 1: Collaboration and Coordination: Promote coordinated strategies to improve youth outcomes.
Youth-serving programs and initiatives at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels work to support youth in a number of ways involving both prevention and intervention strategies to improve outcomes for youth. Issues affecting youth are interrelated, and evidence-based programs are needed that address and integrate multiple areas at once addressing contextual issues, such as culture and stages of development. The most vulnerable youth face multiple challenges that do not fit into traditional categorical ("siloed”) programs and require multiple systems, informed by risk and protective factors, to interact and collaborate to effectively address their needs.
In Goal 1, the Working Group seeks to encourage improved coordination and collaboration among these supports for youth – within and among the federal, state, local, and tribal levels, between and within public and private entities, and across youth topic areas and domains.
Three objectives provide activities to be undertaken to achieve Goal 1:
Objective 1: Align and simplify federal guidance for youth programs.
Objective 2: Coordinate youth programming and funding support at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels.
Objective 3: Coordinate technical assistance efforts to leverage resources.
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