TCCY’s Vision.All children in Tennessee are safe, healthy, educated, nurtured and supported, and engaged in activities that provide them opportunities to achieve their fullest potential.
TCCY’s Mission.The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TCCY) advocates to improve the quality of life for children and families and provides leadership and support for child advocates.
Commission. The policy-making body of TCCY is a 21-member commission whose members are appointed by the governor. At least one member is appointed from each of Tennessee’s nine development districts. Four youth advisory members meet the federally mandated composition required for a Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act state advisory group.
TCCY Ombudsman Program staff, Gerald Papica, and interns, Carin Harris and Taylor Pitts, have compiled information on TCCY's Ombudsman Program. The program's 2013-14 Annual Report and a baseline Ombudsman Program Satisfaction Survey, FY 2013-14 can be accessed from this page.
Other TCCY videos about the report are also available.
A new data snapshot on education find fourth grade reading scores of Tennessee students improved more over thepast 10 years than those of students in most other states. The report, KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: Early Reading Proficiency in the United States, compares 2003 and 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) fourth grade reading scores. However, the gap between scores of lower income and higher income Tennessee students is the highest in the nation. KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot: Early Reading Proficiency in the United States is available online at www.aecf.org
TCCY works with state agencies, juvenile courts, child advocacy groups, interested citizens and other organizations to improve services to children. The commission members, central office staff and regional coordinators are engaged in the following activities: