QIC for Collaborative Community Court Teams to Address the Needs of Infants, Young Children, and Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders
Center for Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CCFF)
The Center for Children and Family Futures (CCFF) has more than 21 years of experience in practice, policy, and evaluation to support states, tribes, counties, and communities develop collaborative approaches to improve outcomes for infants, children, and families affected by substance use disorders (SUDs).
The QIC will select and support 15 Collaborative Community Court Teams (CCCT) sites that demonstrate the need, readiness, and commitment to design, implement, test, and sustain strategies to: a) improve services and outcomes for parents and caregivers affected by SUDs and their young children; and b) meet the requirements of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016 (CARA) amendments to the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA) and its provisions to implement Plans of Safe Care for infants and their family. Each CCCT will receive technical assistance, training, and coaching from a dedicated Change Team that is experienced in collaborative practice and facilitating data-driven program, practice, and policy improvements.
Expected Proximal Outcomes include: 1) Improved child and family wellbeing and health; 2) Parent and child bonding; 3) Family recovery; 4) Improved capacity, coordination, practices, communication and collaboration; 5) Frequent, efficient data sharing and use of data to make decisions; 6) Improved knowledge and skills; 7) Enhanced and streamlined access and decreased barriers to services; and 8) Improved dissemination efforts. Expected Distal Outcomes include: 1) Improved child wellbeing, permanency, safety, infant health, family functioning, and recovery; and 2) Improved capacity, collaboration, knowledge and skills; and 3) Sustained and more efficient and effective system that better meets the requirements of CARA. Grantee: Center for Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CCFF) Project Director: Nancy Young (714)-505-3525 Federal Program Officer: Tracy Watkins