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Los Angeles County, CA AB 129 / Systems Integration Initiative

The Systems Integration initiative is a collaboration of state and local community agencies and organizations in Los Angeles County, California that have come together to examine and improve integrated program development, policy development, and service delivery for children, youth, and families served by the child welfare and juvenile justice systems and subject to the provisions of CA Welfare and Institutions Code §241.1.

Since 2005, the initiative has been working with CWLA to explore and address issues around juvenile justice and child welfare to enhance the level of collaboration and improve the quality of services for youth and families.

Update! Child Welfare & Juvenile Justice: Two Sides of the Same Coin (by Judge Michael Nash & Shay Bilchik)

Note: All documents below are PDF files and require Adobe Reader to view.

Project Introduction


In the summer of calendar year 2007, the Los Angeles County, CA AB 129 / Systems Integration Initiative implemented an adopted protocol that utilizes a Multi-Disciplinary Team approach and complies with the provisions of AB 129 and CA Welfare and Institutions Code §241.1 as a pilot project in Pasadena, CA. The Executive Committee and several subcommittees and task force groups have finalized additional critical components that will re-shape the way in which Los Angeles County reacts to dual jurisdiction youth. Below you will find an impressive array of documents that will guide this pilot effort . These items include foci on the dependency, delinquency, mental health, substance abuse and education systems. The CA AB 129 / Systems Integration Initiative has also developed an impressive methodology for evaluation of the project and child & family outcomes. Below are just a couple of the documents that, in tandem with some of those contained in Exhibit F, reflect this tremendous work.

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