INIE works to enhance the nonprofit sector and ensure that it continues to serve as a driving force for this region’s economy and quality of life. In our continuing efforts to bring value to our members and accomplish our mission, INIE’s Board and staff has dedicated our time and resources to learn more about the proposed Children’s Service Council (CSC) being discussed in our community.

Through the surveying of our members, member demographics, and hosting presenters internally from the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Our Kids First committee, we have deemed this issue in alignment with four of INIE’s Advocacy Principles: Economic Impact, Investment, Sector Collaboration and Responsiveness. To learn more about INIE's Advocacy Principles, please click here.

There are many unmet needs of children in our community, and many nonprofit organizations dedicated to meet these needs. With recognition of the continued support of our nonprofit member organizations from the area’s small businesses, individuals, local municipalities and corporate/family foundations, INIE’s goal is to continue to learn more about the Children’s Services Council.

To continue to be a resource to our members and the community, the following information and links are provided:

Children's Services Council Resource Links:

Florida Children's Council: An overview of what a CSC is, what they do, and how they work.

Florida Statute Regarding Creation and Use of a CSCRead more about what Florida's policy is regarding CSCs.

Leon County Commission Report on the Tallahassee Proposed CSCLeon County CSC at a glance.

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Position StatementSee the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce's stance on the proposed CSC.

Leon County Commission Meeting ScheduleA link to the Leon County Commission meeting schedule.



Relevant News Updates & Articles:

  Article: Tallahassee City Commission Backs County CSC
  Article: Children's Service Council Closer to Ballot
Article: CSCs Could Boost Services for Families
Article: Leon County Presses Ahead for a CSC
Article: County Delays Children’s Services Council



Opinion Columns: 

Article: Other Solutions for Underserved Children

Article: Leon County Not Ready for a CSC

Article: Desloge Won't Support Children's Services Proposal

 Article: CSCs are a Good Investment
Article: Children's Services Council: Help Us Feel Comfortable Saying Yes
Article: Questions about CSCs? We have answers