Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM)

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Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) currently has a provisional rating for the 60 days between: May 31, 2018 and July 30, 2018. If you would like to respond to the Scientific Rating, please submit feedback via the Contact Us page.

About This Program

Target Population: A child welfare agency and juvenile justice department serving the same youth or youth at risk of becoming involved in each other’s system

For organizations that serve children ages: 11 – 17

Brief Description

CYPM is for child welfare agencies with youth receiving any level of services) that are at-risk for or have been referred to or become involved with the juvenile justice system and for juvenile justice departments with youth who are subsequently referred to and become involved in the child welfare system because of suspicions of abuse/neglect. CYPM is designed to create a multisystem approach to identification of youth, assessment of needs, collaborative case planning, and ongoing case management. The model is designed to provide a foundation that helps jurisdictions work collaboratively with the goals of improving system functioning and outcomes for youth. The model implements a process that seeks to reduce the number of youth who crossover between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, the number of youth entering and reentering out-of-home care, the length of stay in out-of-home care, the use of congregate care, and the disproportionate representation of children of color. The CYPM infuses into this work values and standards; manualized practices, policies; and procedures; and quality assurance processes.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) include:

  • A reduction in the number of youth re-entering child welfare from juvenile justice
  • A reduction in the level of penetration into the juvenile justice system by youth in foster care
  • A reduction in the use of pre-adjudication detention
  • A reduction in the rate of recidivism
  • An increase in the use of diversion in the juvenile justice system
  • An increase in interagency information sharing

Contact Information

Macon Stewart, MSW
Agency/Affiliation: Deputy Director Multi-System Operations Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Georgetown University
Phone: (202) 687-4942

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: March 2018

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: May 2018

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2018