Some children experience stress in their families, schools or neighborhoods that puts them at risk for school failure, anti-social or criminal behavior, or serious mental illness. Other children have needs that require specialized services which can be expensive and hard to find. 
The Jacksonville Children’s Commission funds high-quality early intervention programs, as well as services for children with special needs. Early intervention programs can help children and young people cope with difficult circumstances and provide the extra assistance they need to be successful in school.