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New Jersey Children's Behavioral Healthcare System: Cross service delivery planning for transitional population of youth (ages 16 and 18+ years)


  • McGill, Kenneth
  • McGill, Scott A.


The continued need for improvement within a [`]system of care' is essential as the need for mental health services by those [`]youth' within the child welfare system continually grows. This article outlines the statewide reform of New Jersey's Children's Behavioral Healthcare System, which began in 2000, as well as including the recommendations of the University of South Florida as part of their [`]Final Report: Independent Assessment of New Jersey's Child Behavioral Health Services' on continued changes within the system of care. Successful outcomes have resulted from this welfare reform initiative, which include most notably the significant caseload decrease of the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) and the creation of a new cabinet entity, the Department of Children and Families (DCF). This article specifically outlines systemic recommendations to best serve the target population of [`]transitional' youth between the ages of 16 to 18+ years utilizing interagency cooperation based upon [`]theory of change' and Total Clinical Outcomes Management (TCOM) strategies.

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  • McGill, Kenneth & McGill, Scott A., 2011. "New Jersey Children's Behavioral Healthcare System: Cross service delivery planning for transitional population of youth (ages 16 and 18+ years)," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 316-321, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:epplan:v:34:y:2011:i:3:p:316-321

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    1. Lyons, John S. & Epstein, Richard A. & Jordan, Neil, 2010. "Evolving systems of care with total clinical outcomes management," Evaluation and Program Planning, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 53-55, February.
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