The City of Richmond’s Department of Children and Youth (RDCY) is excited to share its Strategic Investment Plan (available here).
Following months of interviews, focus groups, surveys, and community forums, RDCY and Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates have compiled data, comments, and priority areas that address the needs and gaps in service for Richmond and North Richmond youth.
Department staff will be presenting the Strategic Investment Plan to the Oversight Board on Thursday, December 10, 2020, and we invite you to watch, listen, and comment.
Draft Community Needs Assessment Report and Investment Options Brief Now Available!
The Richmond Department of Children and Youth (RDCY) is excited to share its Draft Community Needs Assessment Report. Following months of interviews, focus groups, surveys, and community forums, RDCY and Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates have compiled data, comments, and emerging themes that address the needs and gaps in service for Richmond and North Richmond youth.
The Draft Investment Options Brief can also be found here. This document act as a bridge between the Community Needs Assessment and Strategic Investment Plan.
This Investment Options Brief:
Identifies a number of options for funding areas that reflect the themes and priorities identified in the Community Needs Assessment
Illustrates these options with sample approaches and strategies that may be funded in the Strategic Investment Plan
Discusses the populations that could likely be positively impacted by investments in these areas
RDCY staff would like to thank all community partners for their feedback! RDCY staff will continue to update the Draft Community Needs Assessment Report to incorporate community feedback. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-620-6523.
The Department of Children and Youth is committed to incorporating community voice and has created a vision and set of guiding principles for the Community Needs Assessment.
The City of Richmond’s Department of Children and Youth will implement a needs assessment and strategic planning process that honors community voice, including a diverse range of youth and adults alike to develop a comprehensive, equitable investment plan that reflects community vision.
Community assets are our core strengths
Richmond residents are experts in their lived experience and have valuable insight to share
We center the needs and dreams of children and youth
We value collaboration and shared ownership
We believe considerations of race and equity are critical to this process
We will be inclusive of all ages, races, ethnicities, gender expressions, languages, and abilities/disabilities
We will communicate in a way that is accessible and easy to understand
We believe all voices should contribute and encourage participants to bring their full, authentic selves to this process
We believe it is important to be (1) innovative and flexible and (2) transparent and accountable
On Wednesday, July 28, 2020, the Department of Children and Youth and Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates hosted a training for community partners, especially community partners interested in supporting the RDCY Community Needs Assessment.
To watch the recorded training and access training materials, please visit the links below: