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 Texas, juvenile probation is administered by county departments, the Juvenile Justice Department administers secure commitment, and the Department of Family and Protective Services administers child welfare services. No data sharing occurs between these agencies at the state level and there are no statewide policies or practices regarding crossover youth.

However, six large urban counties (Bexar, Dallas, El Paso, McLennan, Tarrant, and Travis) are involved with Georgetown University's Crossover Youth Practice Model project. In these counties, data sharing occurs between the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the local juvenile justice agencies in a variety of ways such as, communicating involvement of youth in either system, inter-agency case planning, and case management. Some counties have one judge overseeing both delinquency and dependency cases and have probation officers with specialized caseloads.

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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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