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We help organizations and state systems provide the infrastructure Illinois’ children, youth and families need to thrive.

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We conduct policy advocacy on behalf of young people and the organizations who serve them.

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We work to strengthen and increase the capabilities of the organizations and state systems that serve young people.

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Help us advocate for the policies and resources human services organizations need to ensure children and youth become successful and healthy adults.

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To promote the safety, health, and economic success of Illinois’ children, youth, and families by supporting and strengthening the organizations and systems that serve them.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

Illinois Collaboration on Youth (ICOY) hosts educational training, special events, policy forums, and more -- for our membership, direct-service providers, and service administrators to stay informed and get the continuing education units they need.

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We act as a collective voice for Illinois’ child welfare, youth service, and juvenile justice providers to ensure they have the resources they need -- to help young people from all backgrounds succeed.

We shape practice and policies and build the capacity of providers and systems so that children, youth, and families thrive.

As an ICOY member, you’ll have access to valuable advocacy, visibility, representation, networking, and learning opportunities.

With a unifying passion for removing barriers and creating systems-level change, ICOY’s staff brings a variety of strengths and insights to their work.