As part of our work to integrate and streamline practices as a newly formed agency, DCYF has developed a draft strategic plan that provides the framework for our priorities:
Over the next five years, DCYF will focus on five Strategic Priorities – three relate to our goals for children, youth and families, and two relate to building necessary agency capacity to accomplish the first three. These strategic priorities are grounded in the agency's mission, vision, values and legislative purpose.
Before the creation of DCYF, funding and services were not always connected. The draft strategic plan helps our agency focus on how we serve children, youth, families and our communities as one entity. This framework helps to build on existing funding and services to strengthen our ability to serve families as well as to disrupt racial inequity and disproportionality in our systems.
There is more work ahead for us to accomplish the priorities set out in the draft plan. The process to gather feedback on the draft will continue over the next four months with plenty of opportunity for engagement with staff and stakeholders.
Opportunities to Engage
- Thursday, February 20 | Indian Policy Early Learning Committee
- Thursday, March 12 | LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee
- Tuesday, March 17 | Foster Parent 1624
- Tuesday, March 31 | Early Learning Advisory Council
- Wednesday, April 8 | Tribal Policy Advisory Committee and Indian Child Welfare Subcommittee
- Wednesday, April 15 | Provider Supports
- Thursday, April 23 | Washington State Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice
- Thursday, April 30 | Live webinar with Secretary Ross Hunter
- Evening community events with DCYF leadership (TBA)