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Crossover Youth Practice Model

by Rebecca Witte last modified Jun 03, 2020 03:43 PM

About the Crossover Youth Practice Model from Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
Recognizing the need for early identification and intervention of youth and families crossing over between the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, the Kansas Department of Corrections – Juvenile Services (KDOC-JS) entered into a contract with Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) to implement the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM). KDOC-JS has partnered with the Department for Children and Families (DCF) and the Office of Judicial Administration (OJA) on CYPM implementation in two Kansas pilot sites, with goals of expanding the work to other areas of the state.

“In 2010, CJJR developed the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) to address the unique needs of youth that are at risk of or are fluctuating between the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. These youth are commonly referred to as “crossover youth.”

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The Crossover Youth Practice Model is a nexus between research and best practices that outlines systemic changes youth serving systems can make to improve their ability to serve youth.

The CYPM has four overarching goals:

  1. Reduction in the number of youth crossing over and becoming dually-involved;
  2. Reduction in the number of youth placed in out-of-home care;
  3. Reduction in the use of congregate care; and
  4. Reduction in the disproportionate representation of youth of color, particularly in the crossover population”

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To learn more about the CYPM, please visit Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at

CYPM State Policy Group Members
Click here to view the full list of members.

Upcoming Meetings
The CYPM State Policy Group meets the last Wednesday of every month.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
10am – Noon
Location Zoom Meeting (

State Policy Group Meeting Minutes and Handouts

January 23, 2020
CYPM State Policy Team Purpose Handout
State Policy Team Meeting Agenda
State Policy Team Meeting Summary
Kansas 1-23-20 Meeting

February 26, 2020
Meeting Minutes

March 25, 2020
Cancelled due to COVID-19.

April 22, 2020
Meeting Minutes

May 27, 2020
Meeting Minutes

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