- 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 North Dakota, child welfare services are administered by the Department of Human Services (DHS), and juvenile probation is administered by the Family Services Division and the Supreme Court Administrator's Office through judicial districts. The District Court serves as the juvenile court and has jurisdiction of all child-related matters, including delinquent, deprived, and unruly children; the juvenile court maintains records for both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.
Information sharing within the juvenile court systematically occurs at intake when youth information is entered into the court data system. Data sharing occurs informally between judicial district probation and, DHS, and the juvenile courts. These efforts may include task force/stakeholder meetings, informal inter-agency collaboration, and case-level information sharing.
Additionally, inter-agency planning meetings, joint case-level management meetings and the sharing of case planning information occur in some local jurisdictions to coordinate case management for dual status youth. Examples include joint hearing appearance requirements for probation officers and social workers and integrated training programs for probation officers and social workers. This training occurs annually and alternates child protection (deprived youth) and juvenile justice issues as the main focus.