The case management program connects youth and families to community support services and helps to find solutions to barriers including transportation, food assistance, child care, etc. The case managers follow up on progress with court-ordered programs and collaborate with schools and other community agencies.
Referrals into the program will come from the Court and probation staff, as well as from Children’s Services, school staff, and administration. Youth who have multiple system involvement or who have a history of not following through with services will be candidates for the case management program.
Case managers meet with youth and/or family regularly, either face to face or a phone call check-in. Meeting frequency may be more if a family is in a crisis situation, or if more intensive services are required. Case managers review progress on each individual plan, help identify the responsible party to complete each individual task, and will continuously monitor the needs of the youth or family, barriers to meeting those needs, and successes of the family.
Case managers are able to assist youth and families with housing, job searching, ODJFS benefits, insurance, linking to community support services such as drug and alcohol counseling, completing necessary paperwork for community supports and programs, transportation, child care, etc.
This program is funded through a Division of Youth Services Grant.