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Program Description

  Child & Adolescent School & Community Based Services

This program provides for the coordination, planning, and implementation of key interagency initiatives among public and private agencies in the community to meet the needs of the children, youth, and their families. The Cluster Projects utilize cross-sector multi-agency teams and care coordination services to rapidly connect families from large school catchment areas to needed social and mental health supports to improve family stability. The East County Initiative provides care coordination services to East County residents and integrates project management of a Kresge Foundation Opportunity Ecosystem grant to advance human services, employment coaching, and other needed supports. Other services provided through this program are delivered through contracts with community-based partners and include youth academic support, mentoring, skill building and mental health services, family services, and community empowerment efforts.

Program Contacts

Contact Dira Treadvance of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of families served by Cluster Projects401402400400400
Number of families receiving ongoing services in East County Opportunity Zone (ECOZ) 1N/A83808080
Percent of families completing surveys that are satisfied with services 284%97%85%85%85%
1  In FY23, this metric changed to focus on East County coordination services, as the Kresge-funded East County Opportunity Zones project ended. The metric is solely focused on ongoing care coordination services, rather than also including one-time services as it had under the grant-funded program. The program projects stable staffing levels, referrals, and service intensity in coming years.
2  FY23 percentage is based on 250 survey responses (189 youth + 61 adults). Percentages over time are not fully comparable because the mix and number of programs represented changes. The projection of 85% is based on previous years' average data adjusted to reflect service characteristics.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved684131814.00
Eliminate: MD Vietnamese Mutual Association Contract-873210.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.5885172.00
FY25 Recommended734251416.00