Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth is a multi-site demonstration project funded designed to—
- reach underserved children, youth, and families in Illinois, Montana, Ohio, and Virginia who are victims of crime;
- provide and coordinate trauma-informed prevention and intervention services, and build communities' capacity to meet victims' immediate and ongoing needs over their life span;
- maximize the collective impact of linked systems of care through communication, collaboration, and coordination;
- provide information to caregivers, service providers, policymakers, and other stakeholders on the most effective and holistic strategies and programs; and
- empower youth and their families to make informed decisions about accessing services, support, and community-based programs.
This project's “no wrong door” approach ensures that victims of crime are able to access the full range of services at various entry points in a timely manner.
Visit the recently launched Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth project website. Find a collection of publications and videos on serving child and youth victims of violence.
The site also features a Linking Systems of Care Toolkit to help your community replicate the process of linking systems of care.
(Posted March 5, 2019)