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King County Uniting for Youth Implementation Evaluation

Published Dec 31, 2012, Linda Rinaldi, Nancy Ashley

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This report evaluates Uniting for Youths’ implementation strategy for improving coordination and integration of youth who are involved in two or more systems in King County, Washington. Uniting for Youth is comprised of state and local agencies collaborating to address ways in which juvenile justice, child welfare and other youth agencies could better cooperate and communicate with one another in working with dually-involved youth.  As a result, this report evaluates how well the model was applied and recommends ways Uniting for Youth can improve on what has already been implemented. The evaluation focuses on five components: systems integration protocols, cross-system training, PathNet demonstration project, community engagement and evaluates the extent to which Uniting for Youth has thus far fulfilled its purpose.

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