Safe Babies is a public/private collaboration that seeks to lessen the impact of abuse and neglect, increase the likelihood of reunification, and ensure policies that guide the movement of infants and toddlers in the child welfare system are developmentally informed. Babies in child welfare have long been ignored, passed around like a baby doll, rather than a young infant in the midst of developing critical cognitive, self-regulation, and health systems. Safe Babies Dallas County (Safe Babies), an initiative of First 3 Years, works to change that reality. Together we can build a better system for maltreated infants and toddlers by addressing service protocols and making visitation better for all involved.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $125k in seed funding and mentoring. Working with a business development expert, Safe Babies analyzed the potential return on investment of their program and developed a pipeline of Dallas County judges to grow their impact work. First3Years earned an additional $12,500 for winning a weekly prize in 2017’s OneUp the Vote.Visit First3Years online!