Families, Children, Youth and Recreation

The mission of the Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation is to ensure the well-being and success of all Hartford families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promoting and providing high-quality early childhood education
  • Youth development
  • Workforce development
  • Recreation, and other related programs.
  • Getting and keeping young people on safe and productive paths 

Department Head

Kristina Baldwin

Kristina Baldwin PictureKristina Baldwin has dedicated nearly 20 years of her professional career serving youth and families in Hartford. With a degree in Child and Developmental Psychology from the University of Connecticut, Kristina has been with the Department as a Contracts Manager, Project Leader, and Assistant Director for Youth Services since 2014 prior to being appointed Director.