Minnesota Visible Child Work Group
Function: The work group shall: recommend goals and objectives for a comprehensive, statewide plan to improve the well-being of children who are homeless or who have experienced homelessness; recommend a definition of "child well-being"; identify evidence-based interventions and best practices improving the well-being of young children; plan implementation timelines and ways to measure progress, including measures of child well-being from birth through adolescence; identify ways to address issues of collaboration and coordination across systems, including education, health, human services, and housing; recommend the type of data and information necessary to develop, effectively implement, and monitor a strategic plan; examine and make recommendations regarding funding to implement an effective plan; and provide recommendations for ongoing reports on the well-being of children, monitoring progress in implementing the statewide comprehensive plan, and any other issues determined to be relevant to achieving the goals of this section.
The Visible Child Work Group met five times between September and December 2012.
The Visible Child Work Group expires June 2013.
The members of the Minnesota visible child work group include: (1) two members of the Minnesota house of representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, one member from the majority party and one member from the minority party; (2) two members of the Minnesota senate appointed by the senate Subcommittee on Committees of the Committee on Rules and Administration, one member from the majority party and one member from the minority party; (3) three representatives from family shelter, transitional housing, and supportive housing providers appointed by the governor; (4) two individuals appointed by the governor who have experienced homelessness; (5) three housing and child advocates appointed by the governor; (6) three representatives from the business or philanthropic community; and (7)
children's cabinet members, or their designees. Work group membership should include people from rural, suburban, and urban areas of the state.
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