Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) annually releases a report listing indicators of child well-being by county. The report released on June 7 provides information on the life-long impact of the toxic stress caused by childhood trauma. Child abuse and neglect is one of the adverse childhood events causing toxic stress. The report, KIDS COUNT: State of the Child in Tennessee, lists agencies and programs successfully combating this problem and is available online at online.
Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) is required to design and oversee resource mapping of all federal and state funding streams that support the health, safety, permanence, growth and development and education of children in Tennessee from conception through the age of service receipt through the Department of Children's Services (DCS). Each April 15 TCCY reports to the Legislature. The 2013 report is available online.
The 25th Annual Children's Advocacy Days: Number’s Matter has come and gone. Even if you missed it, you can get some of the information. Presentations for 2013 Children's Advocacy Days, and earlier presentations, are available online.
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth celebrates two reports being released today highlighting Tennessee’s success in reducing its reliance on confinement as a response to juvenile crime.
KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: Youth Confinement in the United States, available on the Annie E. Casey Foundation website, reports Tennessee bested the nation in reducing youth incarceration, with a 66 percent drop between 1997 and 2010. The Justice Policy Institute's report, Common Ground, focuses on five states, including Tennessee, that had been most successful in reducing youth incarceration. This report is available at on The Justice Policy Institute website.
The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth has begun its weekly updates of legislative action on bills concerning children. Link to the report or sign up to receive weekly update emails from TCCY.
The Second Look Commission’s annual report on the state’s response to children who have suffered multiple instances of severe child abuse is available on the agency’s website
Although the methodology changed this year - basing the ranking on 16 indicators divided into four domains: education, economics, health and family and community - Tennessee is pleased at its highest ranking ever - 36th - in the 23-year history of the report.
Tennessees ranking was lifted by its good showing on the health domain, where it ranked 16th. The states scores on the other domains clustered at 38th on economic well-being, 39th for family and community well-being, and 42nd on the education domain.
TCCY is pleased to join the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a 2012 KIDS COUNT outreach partner. In its first policy report of the year, the Foundation explores the increased number of children living with extended family and close friends, a longtime practice known as kinship care. Stepping Up for Kids: What Government and Communities Should Do to Support Kinship Families includes the latest data for states, the District of Columbia, and the nation, as well as a set of recommendations on how to support kinship families. This information also is available in the KIDS COUNT Data Center, a source for information on hundreds of indicators of child well-being.
TCCY’s Vision. All children in Tennessee have the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential and are safe, healthy, nurtured and educated.
TCCY’s Mission. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) is an independent state agency with a primary mission of advocacy for improving the quality of life for Tennessee children and families.
Commission. The policy-making body of TCCY is a 26-member commission whose members are appointed by the governor. At least one member is appointed from each of Tennessee’s nine development districts. Five youth advisory members meet the federally mandated composition required for a Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act state advisory group.
An overview of the Quality Service Review fiscal year 2010-11, which includes the work by TCCY’s CPORT staff 2010-11 Quality Service Review Results: System Strengths and Opportunities in Children’s Services
The Second Look Commission, created by the legislature in 2010 and administrated by TCCY, has released the first report based on its analysis of a random sample of severe child abuse cases. The report includes recommendations based on its findings.
KIDS COUNT Data Center. A searchable database of information on the well-being of children is available on the Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT website at http://www.aecf.org/cgi-bin/cliks.cgi. Users may generate their own reports from this data.
TCCY released KIDS COUNT: The State of the Child in Tennessee 2010 on August 10, 2011. The report is available online at www.tn.gov/tccy/kc-soc10.pdf.
TCCY works with state agencies, juvenile courts, child advocacy groups, interested citizens and other organizations to improve services to children. The commission members, central office staff and regional coordinators are engaged in the following activities: