The Children's Initiative was designed in 1995 by a team of family members of challenged children. In their opinion, the current system of care was not proving successful for the most difficult children and families. They found that children were entering the system and staying involved in the sytem for a long period of time. They also discovered that families did not have the opportunity to participate in the care and services their children received. The plan was to design a children's initiative unique to New Jersey and our population.
In its full operational stage, there will be a total of fifteen family support organizations in the state. Each area, ours being Camden County, has a Family Support Organization and Care Management Organization. Although the roles and responsibilites of the Family Support Organization and Care Management Organization are unique, we work as a team to meet the immediate and long term needs of families as we support, educate and empower.
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