Agency integration, 2016

Coordination, 2014

  • Uses for coordination
  • Does not use for coordination
  • Data sharing

    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 Indiana, the Indiana Department of Child Services shares data with the Juvenile Courts (local probation) for about half of all counties. Child welfare is a state function while probation is locally administered.

Committees exist at the state level that focus on dual status youth issues. There are also examples of data sharing and coordination for dual status youth at the local level in Indiana. Information sharing concerning dual status youth occurs at the local level and varies by county and is informal in nature in the absence of formal information sharing protocols.  As a result, any case coordination that occurs for case planning between child protection social works and juvenile probation or corrections is informal.

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Juvenile Justice GPS (Geography, Policy, Practice, Statistics) is a project to develop a repository providing state policy makers and system stakeholders with a clear understanding of the juvenile justice landscape in the states.

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