Family and Children First Council Research Division
The Montgomery County Office of Family and Children First Research Division has had the lead responsibility for producing the Montgomery County Family and Children First Council's hallmark publication - a series of annual Reports to the Community on Outcomes and Indicators. This effort has put Montgomery County in the forefront of communities attempting to implement "results-based accountability." The FCFC Research Division has also provided support regarding issues as diverse as low birth weight, early childhood development, infants and toddlers at risk for - or with - developmental delays or disabilities, school readiness, child fatalities (with particular emphases on infant mortality, child suicides and layover deaths), juvenile sex offenders, teen pregnancy, the needs of the frail elderly, youth mentoring, supportive and engaged neighborhoods, poverty reduction/workforce development and the development of a website providing access to a variety of community indicator data for jurisdictions within Montgomery County. The FCFC Research Division is housed within the Fitz Center to enable interaction with University students, faculty and staff.