The Council is associated with the Alabama Department of Children's Affairs. It is organized under the leadership of Circuit Judge Brenda Stedham and District Judge Laura Phillips. The Council collaborates with government agencies and local professionals. The partnership strengthens systems to help benefit children and families. The mission of Calhoun County Children’s Policy Council is to improve outcomes for Calhoun County's low-income and vulnerable children by helping their families and guardians to utilize support systems and services. This meeting was its quarterly meeting. Annually, the Calhoun County Children’s Policy Council updates a community needs assessment targeting children's needs and directing state and federal funding to address those needs.