What is the ICC?
Interagency Coordinating Council for Prevention Programs
Created by Legislative statute in 1993 to create and sustain a coordinated, comprehensive system of prevention services in the state of Montana, the Interagency Coordinating Council on State Prevention Programs is comprised of ten Montana state agency directors, Children's Trust Fund, the Lt. Governor -- an ex-officio member, and two persons appointed by the Governor who have experiences related to the private or nonprofit provision of prevention programs and services. Guiding the work of the Prevention Resource Center are five youth-based goals established by the Interagency Coordinating Council.
The purpose of the ICC is:
- Develop, through interagency planning efforts, a comprehensive and coordinated prevention program delivery system that will strengthen the healthy development, well-being, and safety of children, families, individuals, and communities;
- Develop appropriate interagency prevention programs and services that address the problems of at-risk children and families and that can be provided in a flexible manner to meet the needs of those children and families;
- Study various financing options for prevention programs and services;
- Ensure that a balanced and comprehensive range of prevention services is available to children and families with specific or multi-agency needs; and
- Assist in development of cooperative partnerships among state agencies and community-based public and private providers of prevention programs;
- Prepare and present to the Montana Legislature a unified budget for state prevention programs; and
- Develop, maintain, and implement benchmarks for state prevention programs.