The Sacramento County departments of Probation, Health and Human Services, Juvenile Court, County Counsel and the County Office of Education have joined together to launch the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) protocol.
The CYPM was implemented by Sacramento County with the primary goal of reducing the number of youth who cross over from Child Protective Services to Juvenile Justice. Additional goals include:
- Strengthening relationships between Child Protective Services, Probation, Behavioral Health Services, Sacramento County Office of Education and all County of Sacramento education providers, as well as community partners to collaboratively serve children, youths and their families in Sacramento County;
- Enhancing family self-sufficiency and self-reliance;
- Sustaining family connections;
- Increasing number of children living safely in family settings;
- Reducing racial and ethnic disproportionality and disparities in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems;
- Reducing entries into the juvenile justice and child welfare systems;
- Reducing length of stay in out-of-home placements; and
- Reducing recidivism into the juvenile justice system and/or re-entry into the child welfare system.
In 2010, the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform developed the Crossover Youth Practice Model to address the unique needs of youth who fluctuate between and are known to the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. These youth are commonly referred to as “crossover youth.” Learn more about the CYPM
With the implementation of the CYPM, Sacramento County will establish a service model to enhance best practices to assist the Sacramento Juvenile Court, Probation Department, Division of Child Protective Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services, Sacramento County Office of Education and all of their partners in addressing the needs of our youth in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. In doing so, we will establish and strengthen a culture of collaboration for the County and community partners to best meet the needs of crossover youth.