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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, 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 FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of families served by Cluster Projects 1273214300300300
Number of families receiving ongoing services in East County Opportunity Zone (ECOZ) 2226332120100100
Percent of families completing surveys that are satisfied with services 389%70%90%90%90%
1  FY21 figures lower due to: 1) Initial slow-down in referrals from MCPS due to virtual classes; & 2) intensity of needs (& related amount of staff time per case) increasing during pandemic.
2  The 120 families projected to receive services in FY22 represent the number of families/individuals with active, on-going case management cases. The FY21 numbers included one-time service requests/referrals, which would not all result in on-going case management cases.
3  The decrease from FY20 to FY21 was largely attributable to reduced customer satisfaction with program capacity to meet direct financial assistance needs during the pandemic, as opposed to prior years (specifically rent relief). The considerably expanded need during COVID increased the processing and approval time for assistance.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved541256410.50
Replace: School and Community Youth Services Therapeutic Recreation Services Previously Funded by ARPA with General Funds4950000.00
Replace: Mental Health Services for MCPS Students Previously Funded by ARPA with General Funds2500000.00
Shift: Mental Health Services for MCPS Students Funded in FY22 by ARPA Moved to General Fund-2500000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7824384.50
FY23 Approved669000215.00