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2 Jefferson Parish Children and Youth Planning Board –

3 Act 555- Children and Youth Planning Boards Act In 2004, to further promote the intent of the Juvenile Justice Reform Act of 2003, the provisions of Act 555, known as the “Children and Youth Planning Boards Act”, was passed. Act 555 mandated local jurisdictions create Children & Youth Planning Boards (CYPBs) whose purpose is to assist in the: Assessment Alignment Coordination Prioritization, and Measurement of all available services and programs that address the needs of children and youth.

4 Jefferson Parish CYPB Established by Parish Council ordinance on August 25, 2004 Organizational Structure: Executive Committee (Oversight) Interagency Coordination and Training Prevention & Early Intervention / Continuum of Care Evaluation & Monitoring Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Balance in Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Board Mental Health Task Force Models for Change Committee (EBP, DMC, & AFP)

5 CYPB Comprehensive Plan Submitted annually to OJJ and the Children’s Cabinet Designed to be a plan for the development, implementation, and operation of services for children and youth The plan is entitled: “Vision 2011 and Beyond: The Comprehensive Plan of the Jefferson Parish Children and Youth Planning Board” and contains: Historical and Physical Information Census Characteristics Educational Demographics Assets and Liabilities Economic Indicators Current Initiatives Comprehensive Community Profile The many agencies, community groups and individual citizens involved in this endeavor strive to carry this plan into full fruition, guided by the common, unifying goal of improving the lives of all children and youth in Jefferson Parish.

6 Interagency Coordination & Training Interagency Coordination & Training Committee current tasks: Louisiana’s first Memorandum of Understanding for juvenile justice information-sharing Police on Campus Training School Administrator’s Training Staff trainings on CYPB efforts Facilitate discussion on computerized information sharing

7 Prevention & Early Intervention / Continuum of Care The Prevention & Early Intervention / Continuum of Care Committee current tasks: Collaborating with faith-based organizations in middle schools to increase suicide prevention programs; Mentoring program for 1 st graders; Assisting young mothers and their babies with reading room; Working with the Youth Council to see what they feel is needed in the community along with survey of other agencies.

8 Evaluation & Monitoring The Evaluation and Monitoring Committee current tasks: Ensuring data-driven decision-making Develop and maintain data-collection sheet for probation department Monitors data provided by probation department Future efforts will focus on encouraging performance standards for all CYPB agencies, including data collection and analysis

9 Models for Change The Models for Change Committee Juvenile justice reform initiative with the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Alternatives to Formal Case Processing Disproportionate Minority Contact Evidence-Based Practices

10 Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Detention reform initiative with the Annie E. Casey Foundation that focuses on: Detention Assessment Instrument (what is the tool) Examples of Alternatives to Secure Detention Electronic Monitoring Trackers Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking (high risk, no phone line required) Disproportionate Minority Contact Conditions of Confinement Detention Center Self-Assessment (validated instrument) – changes to Rivarde to occur as a result of findings.

11 Mental Health Taskforce The Mental Health Taskforce current tasks: Clarify and disseminate mental health crisis protocols Assist in the development of suicide/homicide response plans for schools, Juvenile Court, the Juvenile Assessment Center, and Rivarde Detention Center Streamline and improve coordination of mental health crises across the various agencies involved with youth Assisting with mental health services for Rivarde and JAC

12 Balance in Juvenile Justice The Balance in Juvenile Justice Committee Addresses the juveniles that have shown a pattern of increasingly detrimental behavior to their lives and the lives of the citizens of Jefferson Parish Development of the “Red File” Program that provides up to date, detailed information to the court and probation department concerning a serious habitual offender (high risk scoring)

13 Youth Involvement The Youth Advisory Committee Youth members meet monthly to openly discuss and analyze issues affecting youth Based on their experience members will make suggestions on how to improve services to families and youth Youth recruitment efforts

14 New Initiatives to Come Shelter care Decreasing reliance on juvenile justice system by school system thereby reducing school-related referrals to juvenile justice (Study from school system) Community assessment

15 How CYPB impacts you Safer and healthier communities (improved child welfare indicators) Improved services to Jefferson Parish residents (Information sharing, lack of duplicative services) Improvements across the child and youth service system Financial benefits (cost savings, increased efficiency)

16 How CYPB impacts you (cont.) System-wide improvements Agreement to make data-driven decisions Reduction of juveniles in detention: Capacity is 55 juveniles. Average daily population as of July 1, 2010 is 36 juveniles. Juveniles in custody of OJJ as of October, 2010: 53 placed in secure care; 39 placed in non-secure care. Directory of services provides community members with information on services Increase in effective programs from 12% in 2007 to 95% in 2010 Improved coordination of services with Information-Sharing MOU

17 How Can You Get Involved? CYPB Website: If you are interested in participating in any committee or would like to know more about our achievements, please contact the committee chairperson listed below: Interagency Coordination and Training-Dawn Palermo, , ext 862, Prevention & Early Intervention / Continuum of Care- Nancy Pearson, , Evaluation & Monitoring- Dr. John Ryals, , ext 241, Models for Change- Chris Trosclair, , ext. 285, & John Ryals Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative- Ashley DeMouy, , ext. 256, Mental Health Committee- Dr. Daliah Bauer, , Balance in Juvenile Justice- Lonnie Taix, , Youth Advisory – Kim Dilosa, ,

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