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Colorado’s commitment to improving social service delivery systems gave rise to the Collaborative Management Program (CMP) administered by the OCYF Division of Child Welfare. In 2004, the Colorado General Assembly passed House Bill 04-1451 to establish collaborative management programs at the county level that would improve outcomes for children, youth, and families involved with multiple agencies. The legislation calls for the development of local collaborative management structures and processes that bring together agencies and services for at-risk, high systems-use children, youth, and families. Partners in local Collaborative Management Programs include county departments of human/social services, local judicial districts, health departments, school districts, community mental health centers and behavioral health organizations, parent or family advocacy groups, and community agencies.
As defined in C.R.S. § 24-1.9-102 and 12 CCR 2509 Section 7.303.3, the Collaborative Management Program promotes the adoption of collaborative management structures at the county level to achieve a variety of goals including:
The Colorado Collaborative Management Program Handbook provides guidance for implementing the Collaborative Management Program at the county level.
The purpose of the Collaborative Management Program (CMP) Statewide Steering Committee is to support the development and sustainability of a uniform system of collaboration at the state and county levels; to effectively and efficiently collaborate and share resources; and to manage and integrate the treatment and services provided to children and families who benefit from multi-agency services.
The CMP Statewide Steering Committee facilitates collaboration by:
Collaborative Management Program Executive Steering Committee
Collaborative Managment Program Statewide Steering Committee
Colorado Revised Stature (C.R.S) 24-1.9-102 allows for representatives of specified agencies to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) “designed to promote a collaborative system of local-level interagency oversight groups and individual services and support teams to coordinate and manage the provisions of children and families that would benefit from integrated multi-agency services.” 12 CCR 2509-4 states, “Completed MOUs, include all signatures, are due on June 30th of the fiscal year prior to the MOU agreement year. Any MOU received after that date will not be accepted and will result in a loss of funding for the next fiscal year.”
Below you will find a copy of:
1) 17-18 CMP MOU Template
2) 17-18 CMP Performance Measures
3) 17-18 CMP MOU instructions
3) 17-18 CMP Process Measures
4) 17-18 CMP MOU Facesheet
Please note that the 17-18 MOU template is due to the Colorado Department of Human Services for review by May 1, 2017 and the completed MOU with all signatures, are due by June 30, 2017.
At the state level, the Collaborative Management Program has multiple state agency partners. The Department of Human Services, Division of Child Welfare is the lead administrative agency and other state partners include the Division of Youth Corrections and the Office of Behavioral Health (Department of Human Services), the Department of Public Health and Environment, the Office of the State Court Administrator (Colorado Judicial Branch), the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Education, and the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Directors of these key partnering agencies meet yearly to discuss program progress and help to address program challenges related to state level infrastructure or policy.
Demonstrating program effectiveness is an important goal of the Colorado Department of Human Services.
In 2009, the Colorado General Assembly approved the use of Collaborative Management Program funds to implement evaluation of the Collaborative Management Program. The implementation of the Collaborative Management Program has resulted in highly effective local interagency collaborations and the local Collaborative Management Programs are:
Learn more at the Collaborative Management Program Statewide Steering Committee page.
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