Community Needs Assessment
Strategic Investment Plan Now Available!
The City of Richmond’s Department of Children and Youth (RDCY) is excited to share its Strategic Investment Plan (available here).
Following months of interviews, focus groups, surveys, and community forums, RDCY and Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates have compiled data, comments, and priority areas that address the needs and gaps in service for Richmond and North Richmond youth.
Department staff will be presenting the Strategic Investment Plan to the Oversight Board on Thursday, December 10, 2020, and we invite you to watch, listen, and comment.
Community Needs Assessment Report Now Available!
The Richmond Department of Children and Youth (RDCY) is excited to share its Community Needs Assessment Report. Following months of interviews, focus groups, surveys, and community forums, RDCY and Hatchuel Tabernik & Associates have compiled data, comments, and emerging themes that address the needs and gaps in service for Richmond and North Richmond youth.
RDCY staff would like to thank all community partners for their feedback! If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-620-6523.
The Department of Children and Youth is committed to incorporating community voice and has created a vision and set of guiding principles for the Community Needs Assessment.
The City of Richmond’s Department of Children and Youth will implement a needs assessment and strategic planning process that honors community voice, including a diverse range of youth and adults alike to develop a comprehensive, equitable investment plan that reflects community vision.
- Community assets are our core strengths
- Richmond residents are experts in their lived experience and have valuable insight to share
- We center the needs and dreams of children and youth
- We value collaboration and shared ownership
- We believe considerations of race and equity are critical to this process
- We will be inclusive of all ages, races, ethnicities, gender expressions, languages, and abilities/disabilities
- We will communicate in a way that is accessible and easy to understand
- We believe all voices should contribute and encourage participants to bring their full, authentic selves to this process
- We believe it is important to be (1) innovative and flexible and (2) transparent and accountable
Community Needs Assessment Documents
General Overview Documents
Co-Design Meeting Agendas
On Wednesday, July 28, 2020, the Department of Children and Youth and Hatchuel Tabernik and Associates hosted a training for community partners, especially community partners interested in supporting the RDCY Community Needs Assessment.
To watch the recorded training and access training materials, please visit the links below: