About Us

The Children's Services Council of Broward County is an independent taxing authority established by the voters in 2000 and reauthorized in 2014.The CSC's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults through collaborative planning and funding of a continuum of services.

The organization funds close to a hundred programs that serve children and families, advocates for policies that protect the interests of future generations and provides leadership that brings the child-serving community together. The CSC works with Community Partners to help "Turn the Curve" in a positive direction on issues like: Maternal and Child Health Family Strengthening After-School and Out-of-School Time Kinship Care Youth Leadership, Advocacy and Employment Support for Youth and Families with Special Needs. Click HERE for information about The Florida Children's Council and all other CSC's throughout the state.
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The Children’s Strategic Plan

The CSC is the backbone agency for Broward County's Children's Strategic Plan. We provide support and services to more than 1,500 partners working to analyze data around, and find solutions to, the community needs of our youth.

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Our Authorizing Statute

From the establishment of a special district and governing board, to financial requirements and budget procedures, our statute outlines the legal requirements of our operation. 

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Our organization provides leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance the lives of the children of Broward County and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.

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Find A Program That Fits Your Needs

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Kids In Distress
954-390-7654

County-wide support services for kinship families with children ages 0-18, and for children and youth with special needs ages 0-22. Groups are offered in Fort Lauderdale (KID) and Hollywood (Memorial).

Primary POC:
Janet Gunn | janetgunn@kidinc.org | 954-390-7654 ext. 1283

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Legal Aid of Broward County
954-736-2430

County-wide services for legal advocacy and support services to families providing kinship care for children and youth. Referrals are limited to CSC Kinship providers.

Primary POC:
Ericka Peoples | epeoples@legalaid.org

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Memorial Healthcare System
954-276-0839

County-wide support services for kinship families with children ages 0-18, and for children and youth with special needs ages 0-22. Groups are offered in Fort Lauderdale (KID) and Hollywood (Memorial).

Primary POC:
Laura Costa | lcosta@mhs.net

Kinship Initiatives for Supportive Services | Mental Health Association
954-746-2055

County-wide services with groups offered in Deerfield Beach, specializing in providing services to kinship families with youth ages 11-17.

Primary POC:
Liz Meyers | liz@mhasfl.org | 954-746-2055 ext. 105

LAW-Line | Legal Aid of Broward County
(954) 318-4531

The LAW-line serves as a legal helpline for youth and families who have questions or concerns related to youth’s involvement with the delinquency and/or dependency systems. The helpline is supported by a qualified attorney who identifies the legal issues brought forward and the potential legal consequences for the different options available. Conversations with the attorney are protected under the recognized attorney-client privilege. LAW-line is maintained by Legal Aid of Broward County.

LEAP High Programs | Blanche Ely High School
754-322-0950

21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC), LEAP, and Best Opportunity to Shine & Succeed (BOSS) High programs are offered at eleven (11) Broward County Public high schools.

Primary POC: Antonio Womack

The Faces of CSC

The greatest tool you can give a child is the ability to persuade and speak with confidence. Being that my YIG experience positively impacted my emotional literacy skills, I would like to pass these on to those who are less fortunate.
"This program has touched me and made a difference in my life."
"I will be the first to say, Youth in Government should be a part of every teenager's life, because I know without it I wouldn't be the person I am."
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