- 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 Nevada, the Department of Health and Human Services administers most delinquency and dependency services through the divisions of Juvenile Justice Services and the Division of Child and Family Services, respectively. Data sharing between the two divisions occurs at the state level through formal collaboration and funding agreements as well as inter-agency meetings with stakeholders from social services, juvenile justice, and education to coordinate case planning activities.
Although there are currently no examples of local identification of dual status youth at intake or local case management for dual status youth, there are examples of court coordination of dual status cases. In Washoe County, services are provided by the Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) and the Department of Social Services (DSS). The family division of the 2nd Judicial District Court in Washoe County hears cases for delinquent and dependent youth where dual status cases are consolidated with one judge in specialized dockets. Inter-agency liaisons and joint hearing appearance requirements for probation officers and social workers assist with coordinating court activity for dually involved youth. Additionally, Washoe County is a participating jurisdiction in Georgetown University's Crossover Youth Practice Model.