14. Results-Focused Contracting


The Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice and Department of Children and Family Services streamlined the support process and expanded clinical and social services for youth who are dually involved in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The project used a performance-based contract, active contract management, and other tools to focus on streamlining case management, improving coordination between the foster care and juvenile justice systems, and augmenting services by using evidence-based interventions. Early results include reducing the reporting time for the state to share juvenile justice occurrences with child welfare agencies from 90 days to fewer than three days.

Issue Areas: Criminal Justice