Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM)

Scientific Rating:
Promising Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) as listed below:

The participating jurisdiction is provided a Gap Analysis tool for completion prior to technical assistance being provided. This tool is used to assess the jurisdictions current capacity to serve the target population in comparison to what the model recommends. The tool covers the key domains needed to support system integration. This document is not available in the public domain. Inquiries regarding the tool can be submitted to Macon Stewart via email at Additionally, the team is asked to complete the OJJDP Best Practices Rubric for Integrated Systems. This document aligns with the identified best practices from the OJJDP Dual System Youth Design Study: Summary of Findings and Recommendations for Pursuing a National Estimate of Dual System Youth.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) as listed below:

As previously noted, the Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Reform provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to communities for a minimum of 12-18 months to assist in training the community on the model and to support development of local manuals, policies, etc. to support model implementation. The TTA also includes a data component that assists in data collection and analysis of findings to assess the models impact.

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) as listed below:

The CYPM research toolkit supports jurisdictions in understanding how their systems serve crossover youth prior to the model's implementation and assessing how the site is impacting system- and youth-level outcomes after implementation. In addition to system- and youth-level outcomes, the research toolkit provides insight into a system's adherence to the CYPM. To assess a jurisdiction's fidelity to the model, an evaluation workgroup reviews case files to identify whether or not the practices prescribed in the CYPM were utilized. These practices include a multidisciplinary teaming process, joint assessments, and coordinated case planning. Who participated in the practices and at what stage in the case the practices occurred are also captured. This information is incorporated into the broader process and outcomes evaluation contained in the toolkit. The CYPM research toolkit is not publicly available for distribution. Information can be requested by contacting

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) as listed below:

The CYPM abbreviated guide identified the necessary systemic changes required within a youth serving to improve outcomes for the targeted population. It condenses the information provided in the full CYPM guide and is more focused on the practice elements that a jurisdiction elements as part of the model. The abbreviated guide can be found at:

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM).