About the Children's Services Fund

On November 6, 2012, the citizens of Boone County passed County of Boone Proposition 1, which created a Children's Services Fund for children and youth nineteen years of age or less in Boone County. The Boone County Children's Services Board (BCCSB) has been appointed by the County Commission and entrusted to oversee this Fund. The Fund is created pursuant to RSMo §67.1775, RSMo §210.861, and the ballot language presented to the voters on November 6, 2012. RSMo §210.861 specifies the types of services that may be funded by the BCCSB. By statute, funds may be invested to address the following needs:

  • Up to thirty days of temporary shelter for abused, neglected, runaway, homeless or emotionally disturbed youth
  • Respite care services
  • Unmarried parent services
  • Outpatient chemical dependency and psychiatric treatment programs
  • Counseling and related services as a part of transitional living programs
  • Home-based and community-based family intervention programs
  • Prevention programs which promote healthy lifestyles among children and youth and strengthen families
  • Crisis intervention services, inclusive of telephone hotlines
  • Individual, group, or family professional counseling and therapy services
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Mental health screenings

Revenues collected and deposited in the community children's services fund may not be expended for inpatient medical, psychiatric, and chemical dependency services, or for transportation services.

Children's Services Board Mission Statement

To improve the lives of children, youth and families in Boone County by strategically investing in the creation and maintenance of integrated systems that deliver effective and quality services for children and families in need.

Children's Services Board Vision Statement

Values and Vision: In pursuit of its mission, the Board Members responsible for the Children's Services Fund hold the following core values and have the following vision:

  • Accountability: The Children's Services Fund will be operated transparently and funds invested wisely to earn and sustain the public's trust.
  • Integrity: The Children's Services Board Members will act with respect, honesty and transparency.
  • Discipline: The Children's Services Fund will be used with purpose and focus on efforts to support the creation of integrated systems.
  • Adaptability: The Children's Services Fund will be used flexibly and will be responsive in order to meet the changing needs of our community.


Boone County Children's Services Board Bylaws


Funding Policy

Conflicts of Interest Policy

Memorandum of Understanding

Equity Statement and Definitions