Projects & Outreach: Community Service Initiative (CSI)
CSI is an ongoing planning and implementation process for human services coordination in Lincoln and Lancaster County. The Center on Children, Families and the Law participates in the CSI planning by providing the CSI Leadership Team and the CSI Coalitions expertise on data identification, collection, and analysis. Through CSI, CCFL has created and generated for the community the Lincoln State of Caring Index - comprised of multiple quality of life indicators that measure over time the progress of the community in areas such as economic and financial well-being, safety, and youth development. The State of Caring Index annually compares Lincoln on these measures and to similar comparison cities. In addition, CCFL assists each CSI Coalition measure specific areas their CSI Plan address.
Is to conduct research, analyze policy, and provide education and community service. The purpose of CCFL's activities is to enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
- Jane Howard (1935-1996), writer