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When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved their Handling of Dual-Status Cases

April 21, 2015

NCJJ has released the first in a new series of case-study publications supporting themes explored in the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics website (

When Systems Collaborate provides case studies of three jurisdictions that coordinate information and services for youth who are involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems (dual-status youth).  The three jurisdictions profiled herein were selected based on a 50-state and District of Columbia survey and provide examples of promising cross-system efforts.

The first case study focuses on timely identification and screening of dual-status youth.  The second example explores coordination of services for dual-status cases that are under community supervision or probation, while the third profile describes efforts in a state to improve reentry and aftercare services for this challenging population.