In our Year Six, SLO County would finally see the establishment of the Children’s Services Network–the amazing conclusion of a multi-year project which would directly impact the way children, youth and families were served in the County. Navigating services across multiple agencies–the Department of Social Services, Probation, Foster Family Agencies, etc.–was a complicated process which unfortunately didn’t always bode well for those caught within its systems. The County needed to work more collaboratively–they all needed a “seat at the table” in order to address and solve county-wide issues. To answer this vital community problem, several key people, including Jim Roberts, sought to establish a Network focused solely on getting all county agencies dedicated to serving children and families to work collaboratively in resolving differences and finding solutions. To read more about this vital component of SLO County’s system of care and FCNI’s continued story, please click below.