TCCY provides leadership for advocacy activities on behalf of children and families.
TCCY is an integral part of state policy making on child and family issues and participates on national, state, regional, and local committees, task forces, and boards for information gathering, sharing, and networking. Impact statements are prepared and distributed on legislation affecting families and children.
TCCY sponsors Children's Advocacy Day annually and also makes policy recommendations for administrative and legislative action.
TCCY's periodic newsletter, The Advocate, provides information on timely children's issues. The Advocate is distributed to children's advocates, service providers, juvenile court judges and staff, legislators, policy makers, and regional council members.
TCCY publishes the Tennessee Compilation of Selected Laws on Children, Youth and Families and disseminates it to juvenile courts, state government staff, and other children's services professionals. TCCY also prepares reports and plans for the governor, the Tennessee General Assembly, and the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
The compilation of laws is available on the Internet. TCCY publishes information about the ongoing legislative session and distributes a summary of legislative activities related to children at the end of each session. Information on unannotated Tennessee Laws is also available on the Lexis Publishing site.
TCCY staff make other presentations to TCCY events, legislative committees and other groups.
More information on advocacy activities is available at our advocacy information page.