Local Interagency Service Team (LIST)
Purpose of the Local Interagency Service Team (LIST):
- The creation of the LISTs is a system development strategy for the establishment of an integrated system for planning, implementation and evaluation of juvenile justice service delivery in Connecticut.
- The LIST provides a venue for community-level interagency coordination and formal communication and planning between state agencies and local communities around juvenile justice issues.
Goal of the LIST:
- Encourage collaborative efforts among local stakeholders for assessing the physical, social, behavioral, and educational needs of children and youth in their respective communities that leads to juvenile justice involvement, and for assisting in the development of comprehensive plans to address such needs. The infrastructure for planning is intended to be data-driven and encourage the use of evidence-based. Approaches and programs to support positive youth development.
- Decrease the number of children and youth referred to court.
- Address the disproportionate minority contact
- Support families with information and access to services
- Support interagency prevention strategies
- Improve access to services
- Improve services and outcomes
- Increase the sharing of information and knowledge about services and the juvenile justice system
- Create partnerships between communities and state agencies in the development of community –based interventions
- Be organized to respond to federal, state, and private grant opportunities
- One for each Juvenile Court
- Should include broad community representation and be organized by a lead entity: Parents, youth, CSSD, DCF, YSB, Schools, Police, Social Service Provider community, faith-based community, business/labor community, healthcare community, local communities
Year One Goal: Get Organized:
- Issue RFQ to establish LIST for each Juvenile Court catchment area
- One lead entity applies in collaboration with partners and must identify partner agencies/groups, towns being represented, and must have parent and Youth Service Bureau involvement
- Identify what technical assistance needs would support local collaboration, identification of needs for at-risk/juvenile populations, and what state agencies can do more to be responsive to local needs ( e.g. , post juvenile stats on website, add lead entity to RFP distribution list, provide more time to respond to RFPs).
- Collect data on child/youth populations, needs, gaps in services
- Increase Knowledge of juvenile justice system and current programs and policies
- Submit report to Executive Implementation Team by October 1st regarding technical assistance needs
Role of Executive Implementation Team:
- Facilitate the creation of the LISTs
- Respond to Annual Report, incorporate needs/recommendations in budget options as appropriate, issue an Annul reports if State of the Juvenile Justice System in Connecticut
- Offer Guidance and technical assistance
- Resource Identification
- Needs assessment
- Monitoring and performance evaluation
- Strategic planning
- Information sharing