One focus of CRISP is to raise awareness and provide the Madison County Community with recent information pertaining to families with children. The administration staff of CRISP acts as a liaison between  families in need and the community as a whole. CRISP seeks to collect and disseminate information pertaining to poverty and resources, as well as child abuse prevention programs and projects, and local homelessness issues.

CRISP staff currently attend the following community meetings on a regular basis:

Homelessness: Coordinated Entry Meetings

Madison County Cares

KIDS Coalition

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Meetings & Coffees

CRISP staff strives to stay abreast of Strengthening Families research and the following related areas:

Protective Factors Framework

Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)

Child Abuse Prevention

Community and Neighborhood Investment