About Community Based Care

The CBC philosophy was formed in response to the Florida Legislature’s mandate that child welfare services be privatized (Section 409.1617, Florida Statutes); it is currently being instituted throughout the state of Florida, and nationwide.


The CBC initiative is the collaborative effort of local child welfare agencies and organizations, along with the community, to voluntarily assume responsibility for the health, welfare and safety of abused, neglected and abandoned children and families. These agencies work together to increase prevention and early intervention services with the purpose of strengthening and preserving the integrity of the family while protecting the children.


The CBC philosophy empowers and challenges neighborhoods to take ownership of their community by assisting those children and families within their community.