Joint Support Program - a new
approach to funded service
provision in Juvenile Justice
Service Providers December 2012
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Some background
• CFP conceived 1994 - evolved in ad hoc
manner in response to government
initiatives- established in program
streams as new funds became available
• Internal reviews indicated need for a
more strategic and evidence based
approach for CFP
• May 2011 internal committee established
to guide future directions for CFP
Why a new approach?
• JJ recognised the need to provide
more holistic support to young
people and their families by:
- providing case managed and
flexible responses that improve
outcomes through joint service
delivery
Why a new approach?
• Take into account contemporary
funding processes, red tape
reduction and an evidence based
approach to supporting young
people
Improved collaboration
• The Joint Support Program will improve
the support provided to young people in
our care through a more collaborative
working relationship between Juvenile
Justice and our service providers.
Who will the program target?
• Young people who are at high and medium risk
of re-offending as defined by a JJ assessment
• Assist young people at times of transition e.g.
reintegration into community from custody
• Young people at lower risk of re-offending will
be referred or targeted to access support and
services from other agencies and support
services
The Approach
• Criminogenic risk assessment by JJ
• Case managed approach
• New Referral, Review and Exit
(RRE) process
• Introduction of broad support areas
• Introduction of service types
The Approach
• New funding arrangements introduced
from 1 July 2013.
• A tender process for the Joint Support
Program will be conducted from late
January - 28 February 2013.
• Juvenile Justice will cease existing
funding under the Community Funding
Program as at 30 June 2013.
Introduction of Three Year
Funding Agreement
• Will enable funded services a longer
period of time to provide focused
service provision to clients, improve
joint service delivery, enable
continuity and reduce red tape
Risk assessment and case
management
• Outcome based referrals are a key
component of the new approach
• A referral to a service provider will
specify target outcomes for the individual
young person based on a JJ assessment
and case plan
• These target outcomes will be a
performance measure for the service
Referral, Review and Exit (RRE)
(cont)
• The referral will be driven by the
YLS/CMI – AA and JJ case plan.
• A young person’s and service
provider’s progress against target
outcomes will be a measure of a
service provider’s performance.
Review
• Greater use of case conference to
review the progress of the service
against target outcomes.
• Provides the opportunity to add new
target outcomes to reflect changes
in young person’s case plan.
Exit meeting
• Exit process will consist of a case
conference to review the progress
against target outcomes and assist
future case planning
Introduction of ‘Support
Areas’ and ‘Service Types’
• Support areas identify and define
the types of supports that research
shows JJ needs to achieve good
outcomes for young people with high
criminogenic risk
Support Areas (cont.)
• The support areas cover seven areas:
- Community living support
- Family and child assistance
- Transitional and crisis accommodation
- Financial assistance
- Pre-vocational / vocational training and
education
Support Areas (cont.)
- Employment, job placement and support
- Alcohol and Other Drug Support
Service Types
• Juvenile Justice is introducing service
types that will be funded to address the
broad support areas
• A service specification for each service
type has been developed and will be
available prior to the tender commencing
Service Types (Cont)
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Casework Support
Family Intervention
Crisis Accommodation
Long-term Accommodation
Employment Placement and Support
Rural Residential Rehabilitation Service
How will the transition occur and how
will our organisation get funding?
• New funding arrangements introduced
from 1 July 2013.
• Juvenile Justice will cease existing
funding under the Community Funding
Program as at 30 June 2013.
Tender process
• A tender process for the Joint Support
Program will be conducted from late
January - 28 February 2013.
• All service providers currently funded by
JJ will be invited to tender for funding if
they wish to continue to provide services
to young people through the Joint
Support Program.
Tender
• Tender period - late January to 28
February 2013
• Information will be available on the
Juvenile Justice website January 2013
• Tender information packages will be
available at the commencement of the
tender
• Tender assessment panels will be held in
March 2013
Transition Period
• Young people will be transitioned to JSP
service providers during June 2013.
• A transition plan will be developed for
each young person and service provider.
Key Dates
• Please refer to implementation timetable
on Q&A sheet.
Further information
• Materials to assist with this process
including Q&As; and updates on JJ
website http://www.djj.nsw.gov.au/
• CFP email [email protected]
established to address enquiries
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a new approach to funded service provision in Juvenile Justice