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Court Improvement Project

Proyecto de mejoramiento de los tribunales

Co-chairs: Bryce Pittenger, CYFD Director of Behavioral Health Services and Wayne Lindstrom, Human Services Department Director of Behavioral Health Services
Priorities include:
System transitions
Education outcomes
Racial equity
Topics Discussed and Actions Taken:
a. Develop a pilot of “one family one plan” in the judicial districts that uses “one Judge” approach
b. Presented Geo Mapping Service Array Project to the Commission (Completed March 1, 2018)
c. Create bench cards for Judges with level of care criteria for RTC’s, TFC’s, Group Home, Acute Care, Crisis Triage Centers
d. Develop a training for internal CYFD and external stakeholders regarding:
Trauma informed/competent care
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Social Determinants of Health
Medical necessity and levels of care; and
Team with CCIC Juvenile Justice subcommittee to identify Crossover Youth data points and associated protocols for CYFD clinical team (all Crossover Youth are now assigned to a Community Behavioral Health Clinician (CBHC) and have a Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment (CANS).
Next Steps:
Develop training;
Create Bench Cards; and 
Develop pilot with judicial district or county