Denver's boards and commissions create opportunities for community members, government officials, business leaders and nonprofit representatives to work side-by-side in making decisions that impact the success of children, youth and young adults.
The 'Status of Denver’s Children: A Community Resource' creates a picture of how Denver kids are doing based on measuring trends such as graduation rates, male incarceration, uninsured children, and so much more! Decision-makers can use this resource to learn if progress has been made toward shared goals, and whether opportunities are in place to support future progress.
The 'Story Map' is a great online, interactive tool that provides a deeper understanding of the mayor's goals for children. It also gives a closer look at funding - where the city spends its dollars, including a breakdown for each agency. Additional information explaining factors that have created significant challenges for children and families can be viewed on the 2019 Child Well-Being Index.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock created the Denver Children's Cabinet through Executive Order 139 on July 17, 2012. The purpose of the cabinet is to provide a space for city appointees to work together in coordinating city-based programs and services that create opportunities for Denver’s youth to succeed. It is managed by the Office of Children’s Affairs.
The Denver Children's Cabinet develops and provides policy guidance and coordinates the integration of services for children and youth across city agencies and their partners.
Members in this group are responsible for exploring data-sharing opportunities, seeking alignment of data collection standards, and advising on and communicating data-related issues to cabinet members.
This group focuses on evaluating local, state, regional and federal policies that potentially impact children in Denver.
Child Safety Net Impact Team Subcommittee
This team works to develop a city-wide primary prevention plan addressing child abuse and neglect.
Members in this group work to develop and implement strategies to increase access to child care and increase early childhood literacy-rich environments.