“Fiscal Year 2005-2006″

YOUTH PILOT PROGRAM

2005-2006 FISCAL YEAR SUMMARY REPORT

During the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2006, sixty (60) families were served with a total of 121 children.  Eighty (84) of the children were considered to be “focus” children or those who were identified as at-imminent-risk of more restrictive placement.

More restrictive placements were avoided for 86% of focus children served.

Of the 60 families served, 17 were referred by Mental Health (CMH), 25 by Social Services (CFS) and 18 by Juvenile Probation.  Twelve of the families, or 20%, were involved with two or three of these county agencies at the time of referral.

All families served by the Youth Pilot Program participated in the “Family Network” facilitated, collaborative process.  Each Family Network team meets in order to determine goals and action steps and to monitor progress.  Through this process, a wide variety of services were identified and provided through the Youth Pilot Program.  Respite care, tutoring, parent training, anger management, extraordinary basic needs expenses, substance abuse treatment, therapy, extra-curricular activities, and mentoring are examples of services which were provided.

The cost of the services provided to the 60 families from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006 was 27% of the projected placement cost.  If the 84 focus children had been placed out of home or at higher levels of care, the cost would have been $1,578,000.

In 2002 the State of California granted Marin County a waiver to allow for the flexible use of State funds previously available only to fund out-of-home placement.  The waiver allowed Social Services to expand the number of families served by the Youth Pilot Program.  The waiver also enhanced the use of flexible funding to assist families in keeping their children at home or at the least restrictive level of care.

 The ethnic distribution of youth and children served by the Youth Pilot Program is collected on the YPP intake form.  The client stated description of their ethnicity was as follows:

African American (16%)
Hispanic (30%)
White (Excluding Hispanic Origin) (46%)
Bi-Ethnic (8 %)

The ethnic distribution of youth and children served by the Youth Pilot Program is collected on the YPP intake form.  The client stated description of their ethnicity was as follows:

African American (16%)

Hispanic (30%)

White (Excluding Hispanic Origin) (46%)
Bi-Ethnic (8%)

The distribution of annual family income was as follows:

Below $15,000 (47%)
$16,000 to $20,000 (18%)
$21,000 to $25,000 (5%)
$26,000 to $30,000 (2%)
$31,000 to $35,000 (3%)
$36,000 to $40,000 (0%)
$41,000 to $45,000 (0 %)
$46,000 and over (17%)
Unknown (8%)

The distribution of annual family income was as follows:

Below $15,000 (47%)

$16,000 to $20,000 (18%)

$21,000 to $25,000 (5%)

$26,000 to $30,000 (2%)

$31,000 to $35,000 (3%)

$36,000 to $40,000 (0%)

$41,000 to $45,000 (0 %)

$46,000 and over (17%)
Unknown (8%)

 

During the six-month period, a total of 299 Family Network meetings were held.  Representatives from 64 different public and private organizations attended meetings, 166 individuals identified as family members, extended family and friends attended the meetings.

 

Families ending service during the 2005-2006 Fiscal Year:

During the twelve-month period, 35 families ended service.  Reasons for closure were the following:

Success – Goals achieved (11)
Goals partly complete— placement avoided (9)
Focus child chose to enter private drug treatment (1)
CFS case closed—placement avoided (2)
Children placed by CFS (2)
Children placed by CMH (6)
Children placed by Juvenile Probation (4)

During the twelve-month period, 35 families ended service.  Reasons for closure were the following:

Success – Goals achieved (11)

Goals partly complete— placement avoided (9)

Focus child chose to enter private drug treatment (1)

CFS case closed—placement avoided (2)

Children placed by CFS (2)

Children placed by CMH (6)

Children placed by Juvenile Probation (4)

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