DEADLINE EXTENDED – New NCCD Request for Interest: Cross-Systems Data-Sharing and Transparency Project to Reduce Juvenile Justice System Involvement

DEADLINE EXTENDED – New NCCD Request for Interest: Cross-Systems Data-Sharing and Transparency Project to Reduce Juvenile Justice System Involvement

March 14, 2016 | by NCCD

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NCCD is developing a project that will bring together school districts, child welfare agencies, and juvenile justice systems to identify young people at high risk of justice system involvement and bridge system coordination gaps to create targeted, multi-system interventions to help these young people transition successfully into adulthood.

NCCD is developing a project that will bring together school districts, child welfare agencies, and juvenile justice systems to identify young people at high risk of justice system involvement and bridge system coordination gaps to create targeted, multi-system interventions to help these young people transition successfully into adulthood.

In partnership with the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, NCCD will select two sites for this project. NCCD will engage with the selected sites’ social service agencies, including the school district, the local child protection agency, and the local juvenile justice system, and combine their data to gain a better understanding of system-involved young people and their pathways into the juvenile justice system.

The effort will enable the identification of at-risk and dually involved young people and allow the systems that serve them to coordinate interventions and provide targeted continuum-of-care services. By enabling communities to collaboratively and appropriately allocate specific resources to the young people who need it most, jurisdictions will have a greater impact on meeting the needs of vulnerable young people.

NCCD is accepting letters of interest submitted by eligible state, local, or tribal government entities who wish to engage in collaborative data-sharing and analytic efforts to prevent juvenile justice system involvement and provide better outcomes for young people, particularly young people of color.

Click here for a full description of key project activities, eligibility requirements, services, and more.

Jurisdictions with interest in this project may submit a letter of interest by April 1, 2016.