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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

Summary

In Oregon, child welfare is administered at the state level by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), and juvenile justice is mostly administered at the county level. Formal data sharing does not occur at the state level, however dual status research and continuing education of judges regarding dual status youth occurs statewide. Most prominently, the Youth Development Council released dual status youth point-in-time research in a 2012 report titled, 'Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: Estimates of the Crossover between Oregon's Systems.'

Local examples of data sharing and coordination for dual status youth exist in Marion and Multnomah (Portland) Counties, which are both participating in Georgetown University's Crossover Youth Practice Model. In these two counties, data sharing about dual status youth occurs between DHS and the county Juvenile Department.  Data sharing agreements and memoranda of understanding exist between DHS, the county Juvenile Departments, and Circuit Courts to facilitate information sharing at intake and during inter-agency collaborative, case planning meetings. These sites also utilize dedicated dual status youth court dockets and assign attorneys with specialized training on representing youth with multi-system involvement.

Reported data


Progressive data, 2014

The Oregon Youth Authority reports dual-status youth statistics as part of their effort to understand feeder systems into and out of their agency.  Among the data collections is one-day census of youth under OYA supervision. The survey has been conducted every two years since 2000 is notable for its longevity, return rate and exploring dual status prevalence by gender and maltreatment type.

View the Oregon Youth Authority Reports.

Report excerpt OYA Youth Biopsychosocial Summary, 2016 (p. 4).

About this project

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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