​​​​​​​​​​​Sacramento County
Children's Coalition​


The Children's Coalition is a Sacramento County Board of Supervisors appointed advisory body on matters relating to needs of children, youth and families.

Scope of Work

The Coalition's mission is to assess community needs, evaluate existing services and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and other policy-making bodies to promote the health and well-being of children, youth and families in Sacramento County. 

​​We advocate for children's issues by funding programs, protecting children and reporting on results. We provide both policy oversight and community education about the needs of children and families. We do this work through our various committees:

Children's Trust Fund -  We provide grants to a variety of local agencies that  prevent child abuse. We also monitor their work and report the results of these grant-funded projects.

Child Protective Systems Oversight - We work together to review the system of agencies and organizations involved in protecting children throughout Sacramento County.

Policy and Advocacy - We gather data and information from a number of sources about the quality of Sacramento Children's lives and recommend policy changes in those areas.


*Meetings are held in-person and via Zoom teleconferencing (Hybrid). Meeting access information can be found on posted agendas.

Our meetings are open to the public and members of the community are encouraged to attend. (Regularly scheduled meeting days/times described below may be canceled/changed, so be sure to check posted agendas or meeting calendar located in the sidebar.)

Children's Coalition Gen​eral Meeting

2nd Monday of each month 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Hybrid meeting - see posted agenda for details)

Children's Trust Fund C​ommittee

3rd Wednesday of each quarter (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) - No Meeting in July (2024)​
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.​​
(Hybrid meeting - see posted agenda for details)​

Policy and Advocacy Committee

Second Thursday of every other month 
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
(Hybrid meeting - see posted agenda for details)

Child Protective S​ystems Oversight Committee

3rd Tuesday of each month 
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Hybrid meeting - see posted agenda for details)

Children's Coalition Executive​ Committee​

Monday the week prior to a General Meeting 
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Hybrid​ meeting - see posted agenda for details)​​

Interested in Membership?​

Watch this five-minute video for an overview of the Children’s Coalition, its members’ commitments, and how to apply.​ You may join a committee of the Children's Coalition without being appointed by the Board of Supervisors. ​

A list of available Children's Coalition seats and an application can be found at the Sacramento County Boards and Commissions webpage.

Contact Information

Kari Emery-Cotner
Coordinator, Sacramento County Children's Coalition
9750 Business Park Dr., Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95827
Email: SacChildrensCo@saccounty.gov

Be sure to follow us on Facebook!​​ @SacCountyChildrensCoalition​