Douglas County Crossover Youth Practice Model. Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the connections between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice . . This Project has been supported by;. Chief Judge William Sylvester & Magistrate Beth Elliott- Dumler
Douglas County Crossover Youth Practice Model Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the connections between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice.
This Project has been supported by; • Chief Judge William Sylvester & Magistrate Beth Elliott-Dumler • House Bill 1451 Collaborative Management Program • 18th Judicial District Probation Department • Douglas County Department of Human Services • Juvenile Assessment Center • Senate Bill 94 (Pre-Trial Release) • Douglas County Guardians Ad Litem • Douglas County School District • Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office • 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office • Special Thanks to Shelly Sack, Doug Gray, Sherry Hansen, Marissa Long, Kelly Abbott, Rhonda Riley, Kari Yutzy, Laurie Elliott, and KiraSuurvarik.
History of Crossover Youth Practice Model in Douglas County • Douglas County is part of the first cohort along with Broomfield, Larimer, and Morgan Counties, which began in August 2011. • The second cohort includes Jefferson, Rio Grande, Alamosa and Conejos counties. • A new cohort for 2013 is being planned for additional Colorado Counties to participate. • Technical Support with Georgetown University has ended for our cohort. • Douglas completed 6 site visits and 24 cluster calls for support during the implementation process.
Goals of the Practice Model • Reduce the number of youth placed in out-of-home care, • Reduce the use of congregate care, • Reduce the disproportionate representation of children of color, and • Reduce the number of youth being dually adjudicated.
Additional Goals • Increased communication amongst agencies. • Increased cooperation, coordination and integration of services provided by Douglas County Department of Human Services, Juvenile Justice and any other youth serving agencies. • Increased youth and family engagement. • Increased collaboration in joint assessment, case planning and case supervision.
Action Steps to Achieve Goals • Consistent Court Oversight: • One magistrate handling both Delinquency and Dependency and Neglect cases. • Avoiding inconsistent orders and multiple hearings. • Increased Collaboration: • Coordinated joint case planning with families and agencies. • Family engagement through joint case planning. • Improved Service Delivery: • Expedited service delivery. • Identifying the right service at the right time.
Guest Speaker • Dr. Drew Sylvester, MD • Dr. Sylvester is the Medical Director at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network.
Who did we serve? • Since October 2012, we have held 90 Family and Child Engagement Support (FACES) meetings over the past 9 months.
What are the outcomes? • Family and Child Engagement (FACES) Re-Staffings • 15% of youth came back for an additional FACES meeting to re-plan for services. • Successful Terminations/case closures • 1 youth was successfully terminated from Probation • 2 youth were offered Diversion • 1 youth had their delinquency cases closed/dropped • 3 youth had their Human Services involvement dismissed
Quality Improvement Tool (QIT) • The purpose of using a QIT is to ensure that services are implemented and gaps are identified. • QIT Tool/case management/satisfaction- helps to identify plans that are not followed through with. • The QIT has been implemented since February 2013 and is administered to all families who have come to FACES.
Lessons learned • Identifying a Case Lead • Modifications to the FACES process • Time management • Valuing family input first • Availability of assessments • Joint case plans are completed at FACES meetings. • Scheduling additional FACES meetings, as needed. • QIT Tool/case management/satisfaction- is helpful and needed for quality implementation. • Assessing and addressing Trauma-Informed treatment and care for Crossover Youth.
Guest Speaker • Magistrate Beth A. Elliott-Dumler • 18th Judicial District Juvenile Magistrate • Sarah Ericson • 18th JD Juvenile District Attorney’s Office
Things to come • Evaluation with CSU/Marc Winokur • July 1st, 2013 • Long term outcomes • Stakeholders Presentation summer of 2014
Breakout Groups • Please assign a recorder and presenter for your group. • Answer these questions • What do you see going well? • What do you see as the challenges? • What do you see as the solutions? • You have 15 minutes to complete this exercise.
Guest Speaker • Laurie Elliott, LCSW • Child & Family Clinical Director at Arapahoe/Douglas Mental Health Network
Works Cited • http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/resources.html