We are pleased to invite groups of survivors/alumni and their allies from around world to submit application to become official Chapters of CAFETY. Our chapter structures and supports are flexible and always being led by people like YOU—our members, supporters and allies who are committed to our mission of promoting and securing the human rights of youth in residential placement. Our chapters are made up of passionate, committed advocates who keep our work moving forward as part of the larger global movement for the rights of youth.
Here is the timeline for chapter establishment:
1. Groups submit Chapter Applications at any time they have met the requirements and believe they are ready to establish a chapter
2. The CAFETY Chapter Committee reviews the chapter application at their next regular meeting. These meetings happen within the first two weeks of even numbered months.
3. The CAFETY Chapter Committee determines whether they need more information and makes a recommendation to the CAFETY Board of Directors regarding the chapter application.
4. The CAFETY Board of Directors votes on the establishment of your chapter at their next regular meeting.
Please be very descriptive as you complete the application. Missing or unclear information could lead to a delay in the establishment of your chapter!
CHAPTER APPLICATION CHECKLIST
_____ We have at least 3 CAFETY members, where at least 2 of whom are alumni of residential care, committed to building our chapter.
_____ We have identified at least 2 members who will act as the primary CAFETY contact people during the application process and who will ensure that all members of our chapter are informed and invited to participate in the process of establishing our chapter. These members will accept this responsibility until our chapter holds officer elections.
_____ We have thoroughly reviewed the Chapter Charter, Chapter Articles of Organization, Confidentiality Agreement & Policies and Chapter Policies and Procedures and agree to operate our chapter in accordance with the requirements and guidelines of those documents.
_____ We have completed the Chapter Application Form and Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest From and agree to establish our chapter officially immediately upon ratification by the CAFETY Board of Directors.
_____ We have identified a process and a date for meeting as a chapter within 45 days of being established in order to elect officers. We understand that Kathryn Whitehead will join on conference call, if requested, in order to provide support
_____ We have requested the support we need in order to complete the application process and to officially launch our chapter.