YOUTH PILOT PROGRAM
2006-2007 FISCAL YEAR SUMMARY
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- 62 families with a total of 123 children were served during the twelve-month period ending June 30, 2007.
- 86 of the children were considered to be “focus” children (those who were identified as at- imminent risk of being placed out of their homes).
- 91% of the focus children avoided more restrictive placements.
- Of the 62 families served, 21 were referred by Mental Health, 24 by Social Services (CFS) and 17 by Juvenile Probation. Thirteen of the families, or 21%, received services from two or three of these County agencies while they participated in the YPP.
- $1,509,689 program savings was achieved. The cost of the YPP services provided to the 62 families was 18.1% of the projected placement cost.
- If the 86 focus children had been placed out of home or at higher levels of care, the cost would have been $1,843,357.
All families served by the Youth Pilot Program participated in the Center for Restorative Practice’s “Family Network” facilitated process. Each Family Network team meets in order to determine goals and action steps and to monitor progress.
A wide variety of services were identified and provided through the Youth Pilot Program, including the following:
- Respite care
Anger management training
Extraordinary basic needs expenses
Substance abuse treatment
The ethnic distribution of youth and children served by the Youth Pilot Program is collected on the YPP intake form. The client-identified description of their ethnicity was categorized as follows:
African American (19%)
White (excluding Hispanic origin) (39%)
The distribution of annual family income at intake was as follows:
Below $15,000 (37%)
$16,000 to $25,000 (20%)
$26,000 to $35,000 (9%)
$36,000 to $45,000 (2%)
$46,000 and over (18%)
NEW AND CLOSING FAMILIES
Thirty-seven (37) families began participation in the YPP during the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year.
During the twelve-month period, a total of 301 Family Network meetings were held. Representatives from 45 different public and private organizations attended meetings, 185 individuals identified as family members, and extended family and friends attended the meetings.
During this twelve-month period 34 families ended service. Reasons for closue were the following:
All goals achieved (7)
Goals Partially achieved (11)
Children placed by Children and Family Services-CFS (1)
Children placed by Community Mental Health (1)
Children placed by Juvenile Probation (6)
Out-of-county move, goals partly complete (2)
Focus child aged-out, goals partly complete (1)
Family declined service (5)