Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Council

The Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Council is open to the public and meets the 2nd Monday of every month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 

Fiscal Year 2023-24 CYF Council Co-Chairs:

  • Stephanie Escobar, representing the Public Sector
  • Celica Garcia-Plascencia, representing the Private Sector

On December 12, 1995, the County Board of Supervisors supported recommendations to transform the Children’s Mental Health System.  A Children’s Mental Health Services System of Care Steering Committee was established; a Public, Private and Family partnership. In 2004, this committee evolved into the Children’s Mental Health Services System of Care Council, a four sector partnership: Public, Private, Family and Education. For additional information please see:

Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Staff:

For questions regarding the Children, Youth and Families Council or to be added to the electronic distribution list, please contact:

Darwin Espejo (darwin.espejo@sdcounty.ca.gov) or Edith Mohler (edith.mohler@sdcounty.ca.gov).