Month: November 2015

Technical Report on Child Welfare Trajectories for Crossover Youth

This report provides the findings from the first phase of a project designed to identify and describe characteristics of crossover youth in Connecticut. These findings are part of a project that combines data from the Department of Children and Families (DCF), The Child Protection (CP) Division of the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters, and the Court Support Services Division (CSSD) of the Juvenile Branch. In this work, Crossover Youth (COY) is a term that describes youth who at any point in childhood are involved with both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. The study found that crossover rates were highest among: males, minorities (African American, Hispanic), youth with out-of-home placements, youth with repeated involvement in DCF, and youth who were older at first contact with DCF. The report also identifies five trajectories of DCF involvement that influence crossing over. Read the full report here.