Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) on Youth

Audio Description: The Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) held its annual, New York City Charter mandated, public hearing on December 7, 2022. All ICC primary member government agencies that serve youth were on hand to receive testimony from the public. The hearing, was the ICC's first ever hybrid event and resulted in over 100 participants both in-person and online.

ICC Director and DYCD Commissioner Keith Howard, was delighted to hear the passion and determination many of the testifiers provided and will be reaching out to some individuals that highlighted many of the themes the City's leadership recognizes: Mental health, alternatives to incarceration, credible messaging, youth participation in sports and investment in youth programming. Commissioner Howard greatly appreciated hearing from New Yorkers, especially the youth of our city which participated in this civic engagement opportunity that allowed them to voice their perspective to government.


The Interagency Coordinating Council on Youth (ICC) is a New York City Charter mandated entity that was created in 1989 to promote interagency collaboration on issues relevant to young people and to support youth and families by utilizing the City of New York’s multitude of government resources. This is accomplished through partnerships among city-based agencies that serve youth, community-based organizations and not-for-profit providers to eliminate duplication and where possible promote new initiatives and partnerships. The ICC primary membership is comprised of representatives of each of the city’s 20 youth serving agencies and is directed by the Commissioner of the Department of Youth and Community Development. The ICC meets quarterly; meetings are rotated among member agencies, holds at least one public hearing annually and produces an annual report on its activities.


ICC members include New York City agencies that fund or provide direct services to youth, as well as those that indirectly support youth services. Member agencies are committed to enhancing the quality of youth services through collaborative strategic planning and information sharing. The ICC also works to identify areas where duplication or fragmentation in services may be reduced to improve cost efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.

View the ICC Membership listing

ICC Work Groups

Work groups help to develop innovative and focused approaches to further advance programs for youth and families.

  • Court-Involved Youth Work Group - The goal of the Court-Involved Youth Work Group is to improve the effectiveness and quality of service rendered to court-involved youth and their families. The work group has created several resource guides for youth returning home and transitioning back into the community. The work group has featured various high profile topics such as “Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility” and hosted various gang awareness forums.
  • Supporting LGBTQ Youth Work Group - The work group’s mission is to implement recommendations identified by the NYC Commission on LGBTQ Runaway and Homeless Youth report “All Our Children: Strategies to Prevent Homelessness, Strengthen Services and Build Support for LGBTQ Youth.” The work group has offered many workshops, competency trainings, lectures and best practices for serving LGBTQ youth.

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