CYPM Testimonials

“Crossing Over a New Path”

Da’Von was 14, in and out of trouble for most of his young life, and headed down the wrong path as he neared adulthood. Then, he entered into a unique partnership between the San Diego County Departments of Probation and Health & Human Services that helped turn his life around.

“Prince George’s County CYPM Implementation”

The video captures the voices of members of the Prince George’s County, MD Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) team as they discuss their roles in institutionalizing this system change process for the benefit of crossover youth in their community.

“Crossover Youth Project: Toward a Better Understanding”

An opportunity to bridge the divide between CYF and JPO was created in a shadowing exercise between Mark Kerr (JPO – Probation Officer) and Mallory Miller (CYF – Caseworker). This video chronicles their experience and lessons learned along the way.

The Crossover Youth Practice Model is being implemented in Allegheny County by the Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) and the Juvenile Probation Office (JPO). The Allegheny County DHS Office of Community Relations produced this video to cross train CYF and JPO staff on the CYPM and bring greater collective understanding of the work being done by the professionals in each system.

Debra Zanders-Willis | Director of Child Welfare Services, San Diego County, CA

“San Diego County has had a Dual Status option for youth that cross over from Child Welfare Services (CWS) to Juvenile Probation for a number of years. However, since we adopted the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM), the process has become increasingly more collaborative, not only between CWS and Probation staff, but also with the Juvenile Court, the D.A.’s office, County Counsel, the youths’ attorneys, local law enforcement, Behavioral Health Services and education providers. Our CYPM Guiding Coalition has core representation from all of the above and continues to meet monthly to problem-solve and to maintain a high level of communication. It is our belief that this enhanced collaboration and communication has led to improved outcomes for the youth and families that we mutually serve.”