- 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 Utah, juvenile probation is administered by the Utah State Juvenile Court across eight judicial districts, secure detention and commitment are administered by the Division of Juvenile Justice Services, within the Department of Human Services, and child welfare services are administered by the Division of Child and Family Services. Data sharing occurs at the state and local level between these agencies, the courts, families, the guardian ad litem program, and attorneys through a variety of data systems including the CARE/SAFE interface, VOICE system, and MY Case. The data is also used to perform prevalence research on this topic at the state and local level. Utah has statewide policies, practices, trainings, and data systems in place at the state and local level to address dual status youth issues.
Utah has had a statewide Dual Adjudication Committee since 2007. Trainings on dual status youth are given to judges, probation officers, DCFS workers, and guardians ad litem. A toolkit is also used across the state called 'Working with Dually Involved Youth: How to Assist Youth Involved with the Juvenile Court for Delinquency Offenses while in DCFS Custody.' This toolkit outlines the roles and responsibilities of probation officers, DCFS caseworkers, guardians ad litem, and community members and includes key definitions.