Office of the Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family

Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment

Wellness & Recovery

The Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment is authorized under Executive Order 2020-05 and consists of members appointed by the Governor. The Council was created to align, leverage, and coordinate faith-based and community resources to address challenges faced by vulnerable children and families within the child welfare system. The Council also works to provide additional support to strengthen families that are caring for both foster and adopted children.

The Council has focused its efforts on reducing and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to keep children from entering the foster care system. In 2018, the Council heard from issue-area experts on topics related to ACEs, trauma informed care, and the prevention of childhood abuse and neglect. This information has driven the Council's efforts to ensure that ACEs prevention and trauma informed care become the standard for supporting children across Arizona.

2020 Meeting Schedule


In addition to Council meetings meetings, the Council further develops its work through the following subcommittees:

African American Children and Families

Click here to download the Council on Child Safety and Family Empowerment's 2019 Annual Report

Agendas, Minutes and Documents

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family agendas, minutes and other related documents as they become available.

Please select a link below to view the meeting documents.

Sub-Committees / Workgroups

This Council or Commission is able to create sub-committees and workgroups necessary to complete the work outlined in the body's Executive Order. Each sub-committee and workgroup is comprised of members from the Council or Commission, issue-area experts, and/or community stakeholders.

African American Children and Families

Addressing disproportionality in the foster care system

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Prevention Committee

Build Community Resources and Initiatives

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Partnerships Committee

Strengthen Stakeholder Partnerships

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Outreach Committee

Increase Public Awareness

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Support Committee

Develop Community Support

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Victims of Child Sexual Abuse Task Force

Develop and provide recommendations to the state of Arizona for futher reforms to ensure victims of child sexual abuse are entitled to safety, healing, justice and restitution.

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