San Francisco Safe Start
San Francisco, CA
Lead Agency: Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families
Safe Start Staff:
- Alan Fox, Safe Start Project Director, San Francisco of Department
Children, Youth and Their Families
- Cedric Yap, Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of Children,
Youth and Their Families
- Patricia Vinh-Thomas, Senior Planner and Policy Analyst, San Francisco
of Department Children, Youth and Their Families
- Andrea Lee, Outreach and Training Coordinator
- John Shields, Local Evaluator
Other Major Collaborators:
Batterers Intervention Program Directors, Child Abuse Council, The City
and County Departments of Health Services, City Attorney's Office, The
Commission on the Status of Women, Community-based organizations, The
Department of Public Health, Domestic Violence programs, Faith-based leaders,
Family Violence Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family
Court Judges, Family Violence Prevention Fund, The Mayor's Criminal Justice
Council, Unified Family Court of San Francisco, University of California,
All San Francisco children ages 0-6 will live and thrive in safe, supportive
environments with their caregivers. The people who care for them and touch
their lives will understand the impact of violence on young children.
Systems (including the courts, social services, police, legal, medical,
mental health, spiritual, and educational systems) will respond in a culturally
appropriate and compassionate way to children and their caregivers. Children
will live, play, and learn in environments where violence is not tolerated.
- PARENT LEADERSHIP
The parents of children ages 0-6, consumers, childcare providers and
targeted neighborhoods will be engaged in all phases of SafeStart implementation
and evaluation activities.
- SERVICE ENHANCEMENT
Increase service providers' capacity to serve and work with children
and families exposed to violence.
- SERVICE INTEGRATION
Increase the system's capacity to work as an integrated system of care
for children and families exposed to violence.
- SERVICE EXPANSION
Expand the availability of services for children and families exposed
Link SafeStart strategies with other initiatives in San Francisco that
seek to address and respond to the needs of children and families exposed
For more information, please visit http://www.dcyf.org/safestart/.