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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 Iowa, there are currently informal discussions and committee meetings that discuss the issues of dually involved youth, however there is no data sharing currently between the Department of Human Services (DHS) and juvenile justice at the state level. However, in Woodbury County (Sioux City), Georgetown University's Crossover Youth Practice Model has been implemented, allowing for data sharing between DHS and Juvenile Court Services at the local level. Discussions are currently being held to possibly replicate these efforts in other interested counties in Iowa.

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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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