Site Visit Report: Jeffco Community Connection
Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Jeffco Community Connection (JCC) project was developed to be a model of system collaboration. Within the Jefferson County Human Services Department, JCC connects two programs, the Federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and Jefferson County’s Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). Funded by a Children’s Bureau discretionary grant, JCC began in 2006 as a new practice for serving dual-system families and established a bridge between the two programs by identifying and addressing service delivery gaps and coordinating services for families. As envisioned, CYF staff provides case planning, family assessment, job resource development, and data-sharing technology while TANF provides income support and employment assistance.
interagency collaboration; TANF; welfare services; child welfare services; disadvantaged children; service integration