Mission and Vision
The issue of child abuse, neglect, and delinquency is heartbreaking and affects every member of our community. We are all responsible for the healthy development of our children. The Early Intervention & Prevention Initiative is a collective response to put social supports in place so that youth and families thrive.
The mission of the Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative is to eliminate child abuse, neglect and juvenile delinquency by coordinating efforts that increase availability and access to services and advocate for high-quality early intervention and prevention services in Marion County. Our goal is to create a comprehensive system of care — integrating social services for children, youth, young adults and caregivers — to enhance the health and resiliency of all youth and families. The EIP Initiative envisions a city where:
- all children are safe and free from abuse and neglect
- all children receive the care, support, and resources to grow into a healthy and fully contributing member of society; and
- all caregivers have the supports and resources to provide a safe and healthy environment for children.
Through the Early Intervention and Prevention Initiative, MCCOY works to level the playing field for all children and families in Marion County building the foundation for youth, family, and community success.
Early Intervention Planning Council (EIPC)
MCCOY is the designated convener for the Early Intervention Planning Council. The EIPC was established in 2005 by the City-County Council of Indianapolis-Marion County, as described in City-County Ordinance No. 70 (2005). Since 2005, the EIPC and its partners began studying the complex issues that contribute to child and family involvement with Marion County’s child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The EIPC oversees the work of the EIP Initiative.
Review the below EIP Flyer and Strategic Plans for more information about the Early Intervention & Prevention Initiative: