Final Call for Applications! – Advancing Alternatives to Guardianship for Youth


We are excited to announce that the Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice (CYVYC) is now accepting the final round of applications from State Teams interested in joining its Community of Practice to promote alternatives to guardianship for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the United States.

CYVYC is a national resource center that was founded in Fall of 2020 through a five-year grant from the Administration on Community Living. CPR currently provides technical assistance to eight State Teams from Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.  Our Community of Practice fosters a rich dialogue around best practices, provides a framework of sustainable change, and centers the voice of youth leaders in its work.  We are seeking to recruit 3 additional State Teams to be part of our Community of Practice and to support Youth Ambassadors in those states to be leaders for change.

Are you part of a team that wants to promote alternatives to guardianship in your state?  If the answer is yes, apply today for CYVYC’s Community of Practice.  For more information, please check out this FAQ sheet with more information on CYVYC and the application process.

Applications due by 5:00 PM PST on February 24, 2023

If you have any questions about the application process or need any accommodations, please contact Morgan Whitlatch,, 202-596-6116.