- Uses for coordination
- Does not use for coordination
Facilitated through the use of statewide information systems allowing for consistent data sharing between systems.
Committees or advisory groups
Multidisciplinary groups that often have regularly scheduled meetings to brainstorm ways to improve systems integration.
Formal interagency MOUs
Collaborative agreements to guide systems integration efforts
Informal interagency agreements
Commonly based on historical practice, mutual trust, and recognition of the need to collaborate in order to serve dual-status youth.
Statute and/or rules
Rules that mandate systems integration efforts
In Florida, data sharing between the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Juvenile Justice, and the Juvenile Court about dual status youth occurs at the state level through formal and informal inter-agency agreements, monthly interagency committees that focus on dual status youth issues, and state statute. There are also examples of data sharing and coordination for dual status youth at the local level in Florida including local committees or work groups that focus on dual status youth issues, formal inter-agency collaborative agreements, local court rules to coordinate dual status cases, and dual status prevalence research.
Dual status youth are identified at intake through the use of a 'Notice of Related Cases' Form in court and through questions asked of youth as part of the risk/need screening tool, called the Positive Achievement Change Tool (PACT), administered to youth at intake. Sharing of case planning information between systems, inter-agency planning meetings, and joint case-level management meetings occur in some local jurisdictions to coordinate case management for dual status youth.
Examples of court coordination for dual status cases include consolidation of delinquency and dependency cases with one judge and specialized dockets for dually involved youth. In addition to these state and local coordination efforts there are also several jurisdictions in Florida that are working on special projects focused on dual status youth. The 4th, 7th, 10th, 11th, and 17th Judicial Circuits are participating in Georgetown University's Crossover Youth Practice Model.