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How States Use Medicaid Managed Care to Deliver Long-Term Services and Supports to Children with Special Health Care Needs: A 50-State Review of Medicaid Managed Care Contracts.
Honsberger, Kate. Holladay, Scott. Kim, Erin. VanLandeghem, Karen.
National Academy for State Health Policy.

50-State Review of Long-Term Services and Supports for CYSHCN in Medicaid Managed Care: Information as of June 2018 [50-State Tables].
National Academy for State Health Policy.

Published in Data & Technology

Promoting Permanency for Teens: A 50 State Review of Law and Policy.
Johnson, Anna. Speiglman, Richard. Mauldon, Jane. Grimm, Bill. Perry, Miranda.
National Center for Youth Law.

Promoting Permanency for Teens: A 50 State Review of Law and Policy explores the diversity of state policies and practices for teens in foster care in two potentially competing areas: teens’ need for a permanent connection to a family (either their birth family, or an adoptive or guardian family), and teens’ developmental and practical needs in transitioning to legal adulthood, independence, and self-sufficiency. In the context of these concurrent goals, policies, practices, and programs can serve as incentives or disincentives to pursuing permanency for teens.

The US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Office for Civil Rights have compiled documents that provide guidance to ensure that child welfare agencies and state court systems are aware of their responsibilities to protect the civil rights of children and families in the child welfare system. The attached documents will address policy for Title VI, Disabilities, and Disproportionality issues.

This policy report provides an overview of the challenges foster youth confront when pursuing a postsecondary credential, focuses on the treatment of these youth by state financial aid programs, and offers potential remedies that state policy leaders may pursue to increase successful outcomes for this population.

AUTHOR(S): Brian A. Sponsler, Emily Parker, Molly Sarubbi

Sponsored by: Education Commission of the States

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Published in Children's Justice Act
A Research-Informed Communication Guide for Nonprofits, Policymakers, and Funders
by Alicia Torres, PhD, Luz Guerra, MA, Selma Caal, PhD, and Weilin Li, PhD

Strategic communication is central to an organization’s ability to advance its mission and its capacity to serve the community. This guide is designed to help service providers and educators build communication strategies to better serve Latino children and their families.


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Published in Children's Justice Act
Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:36

2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code Released

Bureau of Indian Affairs Publishes Updated Model Indian Juvenile Code

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced the publication of its 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code. Since 2012, OJJDP worked with BIA’s Office of Justice Services Tribal Justice Support Directorate to update the 1988 Model Indian Juvenile Code. During development of the code, OJJDP worked with the Departments of Interior and Health and Human Services to gather information through listening sessions and tribal consultations. This final update serves as a framework to help federally recognized tribes interested in creating or enhancing their own codes to focus on juvenile issues, specifically alcohol- and/or drug-related offenses in Indian Country. The 2016 model code encourages the use of alternatives to detention and confinement while focusing on community-based multi-disciplinary responses to juvenile delinquency, truancy, and child-in-need services.


View and download the 2016 Model Indian Juvenile Code.

Visit OJJDP’s Tribal Youth Program website.

Parenting interventions are structured activities aimed at engaging parents in ways that will help them develop positive parenting behaviors, such as nurturing, discipline, teaching, monitoring, and management. In a new publication, Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation, authors Tamara Halle, Diane Paulsell, Sarah Daily, Anne Douglass, Shannon Moodie, and Allison Metz provide a blueprint for the development of effective parenting intervention programs.

Implementing Parenting Interventions in Early Care and Education Settings: A Guidebook for Implementation, published by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, an agency of the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, can be accessed at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/opre/parenting_implementation_guidebook_109_b5082.pdf(3 MB).

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Children's Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division have entered into a new collaborative partnership to assist state and local child welfare agencies and courts in meeting their responsibilities to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of America's children and their families while at the same time ensuring compliance with federal civil rights laws.  The Children's Bureau administers funds and provides guidance, training, and technical assistance on federal child welfare law.  OCR and DOJ enforce a number of civil rights laws that apply to state and local government entities and recipients of federal financial support involved in the child welfare system.  Recipients of federal financial assistance, including financial support from the Children's Bureau, are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability and, in the context of their education programs on the basis of sex, and must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Age Act of 1975 (Age Act), and the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994, as amended (MEPA), and their implementing regulations.  In addition, state and local government entities must comply with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

The goals of the child welfare and nondiscrimination laws are mutually attainable and complementary; for example, ensuring that parents and prospective parents have equal access to parenting opportunities without encountering artificial barriers posed by discrimination improves the lives of the children in their care.  However, OCR and DOJ have determined that, in some cases, discriminatory barriers exist that have denied biological, foster, and adoptive parents and prospective parents  an equal opportunity to benefit from protections and services offered to others in the child welfare system.  They are thus joining with the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to issue practical guidance to supplement their enforcement activities.

Link to Full Text of the Cover letter:  http://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ltr.html

Link to Full Text of the Technical Assistance Document:  http://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.html

Link to PDF of Full Text of the Technical Assistance Document: http://www.ada.gov/doj_hhs_ta/child_welfare_ta.pdf