Successful Children and Youth Policy Team

Fairfax County, Virginia

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703-324-5626
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12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Jesse Ellis ,
Prevention Manager

SCYPT Initiatives

This page contains resources related to major initiatives that the SCYPT has focused on. Many other issues and topics have been discussed by the SCYPT; materials from those meetings can be found on the Meetings and Materials page.

 

Racial and Social Equity

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The SCYPT’s priority on racial and social equity led to the One Fairfax initiative, a joint commitment by Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools to consider impacts on equity in decision-making.

Presentations to the SCYPT

Reports/Recommendations Endorsed by the SCYPT

  • September 2014: The SCYPT endorsed the Racial Equity Subgroup’s continuing work on developing a joint School Board-Board of Supervisors resolution on equity, engaging elected officials and community members to solicit input and obtain buy-in.

Additional Resources

School Readiness

The SCYPT has endorsed several short- and long-term strategies related to ensuring all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Presentations to the SCYPT

Recommendations Endorsed by the SCYPT

Additional Resources

Behavioral Health

Strategies endorsed by the SCYPT have led to multiple initiatives to expand and improve the behavioral health system of care for children and youth.

Presentations to the SCYPT

Reports/Recommendations Endorsed by the SCYPT

Additional Resources

School Attendance

The SCYPT initiated a multi-sector effort to address chronic absenteeism in Fairfax County schools.

Presentations to the SCYPT

Reports/Recommendations Endorsed by the SCYPT

  • December 2014: The SCYPT voted to support a community summit on school attendance and the development of a task force to identify strategies to address the issue.
  • November 2015: The SCYPT endorsed the convening of a task force to develop an action plan based on the guidance of an initial report.
  • June 2016: The SCYPT endorsed Goals 1, 2, and 3 of the Attendance Action Plan and asked staff to revise Goal 4 for endorsement at an upcoming meeting.
  • October 2016: Based on proposed revisions, the SCYPT endorsed the complete Attendance Action Plan.
  • March 2018: The SCYPT endorsed continued implementation of the plan, including the formation of new committees.

Additional Resources

Community Schools

The SCYPT is working to develop a systemic approach to implementing community schools in Fairfax.

Presentations to the SCYPT

 

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