Advocacy with State Legislature
The Advocacy Team along with the CYSA Lobbyist provides members with direct links with state legislators as well as maintaining continuous monitoring of issues key to the work of the YSBs. CYSA has been successful in advocating for youth services funding and enhancement grants. CYSA testifies annually on numerous bills that bolster services to youth and families. CYSA also sponsors a Youth Day at the Capitol as well as regional Legislative Breakfasts to enable all YSBs the opportunity to meet with their legislator to highlight the important work of the YSBs.
The Advocacy Team also provides support and technical assistance to YSB staff who want to reach out to their legislators personally both with the tools on the website and with personal one on one help.