Commission on Children and Youth

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Let Your Voice Be Heard

The Kitsap County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions would like to invite you to share your views & concerns regarding substance abuse among youth in our communities.

This 3-5-minute survey will guide our work in developing effective youth substance abuse prevention programs. Thank you for helping us deliver programs that work for Kitsap County!

If you live in, work in, or have children attending school in the School District areas listed below please click the survey link and complete the survey.


North Kitsap

South Kitsap

To learn more about our services or the coalitions click here.

 About Us

Funding Sources

In 1992, as a step towards improving state services for children, Washington State lawmakers officially established the Family Policy Council, charged with making social programs and policies more responsive to the needs of families. Community Public Policy Health and Safety Networks were established by the Legislature in 1994 - using Family Policy Principles - as a way to give communities a larger role by tackling their own social problems. The Commission on Children and Youth became the local Community Public Health and Safety Network for Kitsap County in August of 2000: The Youth Commission supports activities that increase the capacity for the community to build developmental assets among youth.

The four problem areas that the Youth Commission has targeted include:

Dropping out of School
Youth Substance Abuse
Youth Violence
Child Abuse and Neglect