Children's Services Fund Board

Purpose

 
The Board of Directors will oversee revenues and administrate funds from the Children’s Services Fund. The fund will support social service agencies that help youths in need 19 years old and younger.


Composition


  • The County Executive appoints this 9-member board. No more than 1 member from any County Legislative District may serve at 1 time.
  • Members must be Jackson County residents and hold no other County office.
The funds raised within Jackson County will stay in Jackson County. They’ll go to support programs and services that will benefit tens of thousands of children who are homeless, experiencing domestic violence, in foster care or suffering from abuse and neglect.

According to the Children’s Services Fund Coalition, investing in these services ultimately saves money. For every $1 invested in prevention, an estimated $11 is saved that would have been spent on substance abuse treatment, lost wages and criminal justice system costs. 

Seven other counties in Missouri have passed a sales tax initiative establishing a Children’s Services Fund, and the funds are supporting an array of services that are making a positive impact, including reducing child abuse and neglect, helping families regain housing and stability, and other positive outcomes enabling children and youth to become productive members of their community.

Board of Directors

Member Appointed
Brian Kaberline January 2017
(Ann) Catharine Mesle January 2017
Dred Scott January 2017
Jovanna Rohs January 2017
Luis Cordoba January 2017
Rachelle Styles January 2017
Rhonda Holman January 2017
Robert Bartman January 2017
Marietta Parker January 2017