TCCY’s Vision.All children in Tennessee are safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported, and engaged in activities that provide them opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.
TCCY’s Mission.The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) advocates to improve the quality of life for children and families and provides leadership and support for child advocates.
Commission. The policy-making body of TCCY is a 21-member commission whose members are appointed by the governor. At least one member is appointed from each of Tennessee’s nine development districts. Four youth advisory members meet the federally mandated composition required for a Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act state advisory group.
Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach, released Nov. 12 by the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT® project, calls for cooperative efforts to strengthen families — parents and children — as they seek better futures. Successful parents help children thrive, and together they contribute to a stronger economy in Tennessee and nationally.
Half of all Tennessee children age eight or younger, nearly a quarter million children, live in families whose low incomes limit their access to health care, out-of-school activities and family time together, while increasing their stress.
Creating Opportunity for Families: A Two-Generation Approach is available online at www.aecf.org
TCCY Ombudsman Program staff, Gerald Papica, and interns, Carin Harris and Taylor Pitts, have compiled information on TCCY's Ombudsman Program. The program's 2013-14 Annual Report and a baseline Ombudsman Program Satisfaction Survey, FY 2013-14 can be accessed from this page.
Other TCCY videos about the report are also available.
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: