"The networking and collaboration that emerged from my participation in JI helped me to work on critical issues in my community. In time, the relationships forged through membership in JI have provided me with a positive support network and continued opportunities to work on youth-focused programs with both traditional and new partners." - Richard Myers, Former Colorado Springs Police Chief

"Joint Initiatives is the most meaningful, collaborative, and forward-thinking board that I have served on in my 22 years as an Executive Director."  - Trudy Strewler, Executive Director, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

Joint Initiatives for Youth & Families

Building a Healthy Community Through Collaborative Leadership

Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families (also known as Joint Initiatives or simply JI), is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Our not-for-profit is unique because it is an interagency collaboration of the most senior leaders (CEOs, Presidents and Executive Directors) of Health, Human Services, Education, and Public Safety agencies in the Pikes Peak Region.

Joint Initiatives is a membership organization of leaders who, through community-wide collaboration, work to achieve positive changes in the lives of children, youth, and their families.

JI is the resource for community leaders, elected officials, and policy makers on children and youth issues.