CJJR will continue to work with Maryland’s Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) to support the expansion of the Crossover Youth Practice Model throughout the state.
Having previously implemented the CYPM in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, DHS and DJS will take a three-phase approach to spreading the model to eight new counties by 2019. Phase One will support implementation in Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties. Phase Two will focus on Allegany, Frederick, and Washington counties. Phase Three will support Baltimore City and County. Additionally, a state-level policy team has been created to address policy, practice, and data issues while supporting the county-based implementation.
Since 2010, the CYPM has improved the lives of crossover youth in over 100 counties in 21 states, in addition to the new Maryland sites listed above.
Watch Prince George’s County’s video testimonial on implementing the Crossover Youth Practice Model.