Local Management Board

Governance
Facilitate interagency coordination; create a vision for local government in achieving results for children and families; make decisions on standards, goals and priorities; determine service delivery needs; approve grants; contract for services; review outcomes; establish policy guidance; engage commitment and broad collaboration.

Administration - Services
Ensure ongoing operations; implement plans and services; and provide and/or coordinate technical assistance.

Oversight - Services
Define baseline and results; establish methodologies for evaluations; monitor services;

coordinate evaluation and accountability for outcomes.

Fiscal Management
Manage funding received from the State; submit a child and family budget to local and state government; pursue development of additional funding; serve as fiscal agent, allocate resources.

Planning
Complete community needs assessment; develop and update long term plan annually; plan and develop new services; identify resources; eliminate duplication of services.

Public Awareness
Command public and legislative attention and support; coordinate and provide training; engage private sector commitment; promote public awareness of existing services; emphasize monitoring and collaboration; shift focus to prevention / early intervention.