Colbert County Children's Policy Council - Latest News

December 14, 2011

2011 Needs Assessment Posted

The 2011, Colbert County Needs Assessment is now available for download from our Needs Assessment page.

August 2, 2008

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July 31st, 200

2008 Needs Assessment Posted

February 20th, 2007

Family Fest

Commemorating those who have died or been injured due to Child Abuse or Neglect. Looking forward to seeing you there, April 21st.

February 20th, 2007

The 2007 Childrens Policy Council Conference Announced

This year's site for NW Alabama will be held in Decatur, March 13th. Click on the Conference banner on the main page for more information.

January 10th, 2007

Meeting Dates for the calendar year 2007 Posted

June 1st, 2006

Colbert County Children's Policy Council Welcomes Our New County Coordinator

The Colbert County CPC is happy to introduce Lea Anne Carter as the new County Coordinator for the Colbert County Children's Policy Council.

April 30, 2006

CCCPC bids farewell to our first County Coordinator

Melinda McCoy, came on board as the first County Coordinator in October of 2004 and has served Colbert County and its children from the heart. Melinda has recently accepted a position with Safeplace, another very important agency here in the Shoals area and will be leaving by our next scheduled meeting of May 17th.

Melinda has been a great asset to our agency here in Colbert County and the CCCPC is sad to see her leave. We take this opportunity to wish her all the best in this new path of her career.

March 8, 2006

2006 Children's Services Conference

The Conference was a success! Very organized and informative. Over 130 people were in attendance.

We are excited to report that the Methodist Church Association has purchased the old Brandon Elementary School. Our steering committee is planning a breakfast for 21 potential board members on March 17th. We plan to start moving agencies into our Shoals Family Success Center within two months.

January 1st 2006

Meeting Dates for the Colbert County Children's Policy Council Posted
The Colbert County Children's Policy Council Needs Assessment

The Colbert County Needs Assessment is now available for viewing or download.

March 28th and 29th, 2005

The Annual Children's Policy Council Conference

This years annual CPC Conference will be held at the Sheraton Birmingham Civic Center. Pre-Conference on March 28th will be sponsored by the DCA.  Detailed workshops will be held on Substance Abuse Prevention, Family Resource Centers, Rural Health Care and Teen Pregnancy.

The Conference begins at 9:00 a.m. on March 29th.  The deadline to register is March 14, 2005.

For more information call Chris McInnish with DCA at (334) 223-0502 or e-mail

You may also reach our local County Coordinator, Melinda McCoy at (256) 314-4909

February 4, 2005

Colbert County Children's Policy Council - Grant Writing Workshop

February 25, 2005 at the Colbert County Youth Center in Sheffield. Registration is 9:30AM program will be 10:00AM to 3:00PM.   A $35.00 registration fee is required but lunch is included. Proceeds to go to the Colbert County Youth Center. For more info call (256) 314-4909

September 10, 2003

State Resource Guide

From Page B. Walley, Ph.D.
Commissioner, Chairman-State Children's Policy Council

The State Children's Policy Council, in discharging their responsibilities under Code of Alabama, 1975, Section 12-15-130(c), is distributing the 2004 State Resource Directory of Children's Services.  In the interest of efficiency and fiscal stewardship, this distribution is being conducted electronically.  A printed version of all counties and their respective resources is over 3,000 pages in length.  You may receive access to the Guide at   The information contained is updated on a regular basis.

Should you desire a printed version, we invite you to download and print the information locally or provide the Department of Children's Affairs with a request and a check for an amount to be determined based on the number of pages printed; and, a printed version will be mailed to you.

Thank you for your service to children.  Please let us know if you are aware of service information in your area which might be added, deleted, or corrected in the Guide.

January 10, 2003

Children's Policy Councils 2nd Annual State Conference "Change Begins With Me" Feb.27 2003 Sheraton Birmingham Civic Center.

Conference schedule, agenda, and registration information available from Judge Carpenter's office. Registration deadline Feb. 14, 2003.

September 21, 2002

Colbert County Children's Policy Council - Needs Assessment is now available on the website, click here for information.

September 17, 2002

The Colbert County Children's Policy Council recently hired Alex DeJarnett as Youth Development Facilitator. Mr. DeJarnett will operate under the administrative supervision of the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments and will work for the local policy council and the Department of Children's Affairs. He will serve the needs of Colbert County youth ages 14 through 21 with a focus on education and career development. The YDF program is federally funded and has as its primary mission to link resources and build primary systems and partnerships in the community in order to provide every youth with an opportunity to succeed.

For additional information Mr. DeJarnett may be contacted at (256) 381-0611 at the Career Center 500 So. Montgomery Av. Suite 101 Sheffield, AL.

August 26, 2002

Educational resource library started with acquisition of video tape educational tool, click here for more information.