About the Coordinated Children’s Service Initiative (CCSI)

The purpose of the Coordinated Children’s Service Initiative (CCSI) is to advance the development of a system of care for children and youth with mental health challenges in New York City.  A system of care is defined as a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional, social and behavioral challenges and their families. (Stroul and Friedman, 1986, 1996)

The Citywide Oversight Committeee (COC) and Borough Based Councils (BBCs) provide the structure to carry out the NYS CCSI law and advance the mission of the NYC system of care.

The NYC CCSI By-Laws can be found here (pdf).