"Overview of Interagency Agreements Addressing Services"
Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Overview of Interagency Agreements Addressing Services to Children and Youth Between Florida Departments and Agencies Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Infants and • Florida Department of Health, Define and clarify the responsibilities of Addresses development of joint Toddlers Early Children's Medical Services, Early each agency in order to ensure the initiatives; non-duplication of early Intervention Steps statewide provision of coordinated quality intervention services; awareness of full Program • Florida Department of Education, early intervention services, including range of services available; sharing of Bureau of Instructional Support transition and family-centered services in training, technical assistance and and Community Services natural environments for children with assistive technology resources; • Florida Department of Education, disabilities from birth to three years of age development of interagency agreements Division of Blind Services and their families among local agencies; and outlines • Florida Department of Children specific individual agency and joint and Families responsibilities • Head Start, Early Head Start and related programs Established to meet requirements of the • Florida School for the Deaf and Individuals with Disabilities Education Blind Act, Part C, Early Intervention Services February 2008 1 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Support for • Department of Education Review and ensure coordination of rules, Requires agency designees to meet Children in Child • Department of Children & regulations, policies and procedures annually, at a minimum, and make Welfare Families relative to the education, special education recommendations to the Secretary of • Agency for Workforce Innovation and related services, job training and DCF, the Commissioner of Education employment of children in the child and the Director of AWI; addresses welfare system; define and establish appointment of district school board, communication protocols; promote joint regional workforce board and DCF updating of policies and staff training; district/regional liaisons provide access to pertinent staff and parent training opportunities; coordinate efforts addressing educational stabilization, transportation, data and information-sharing to the extent possible and case planning Assistive • Department of Health, Infant and Provide a mechanism by which a youth Established based on 1003.575, Florida Technology Toddler Early Intervention with disabilities, or his or her parent, are Statutes. Program informed of assistive technology devices to • Department of Education, support transitions and may request that Division of Blind Services an assistive technology device remain with • Department of Education, the youth as she or he moves through the Division of Vocational continuum from home to school, to Rehabilitation another school district, to postsecondary • Department of Education, Office institutions, to state or community of Early Learning agencies, to employment facilities and to • Agency for Workforce Innovation, community living facilities Office of Early Learning • Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services February 2008 2 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Infants and • Department of Health, Children’s Facilitate delivery of appropriate and Toddlers with Medical Services, Early Steps quality early intervention services to Sensory Loss • Florida School for the Deaf and children, ages birth to 36 months, with Blind, Outreach Services, Parent sensory loss (vision and/or hearing) and Infant Program their families by clarifying roles and responsibilities of each agency Students with • Department of Education, Bureau Encourage and facilitate cooperation and Established to address requirements of Disabilities – of Exceptional Education and collaboration among local leadership and the Individuals with Disabilities Act; Support for Student Services, Division of staff in order to provide a smooth and addresses development of joint service Transition Vocational Rehabilitation, successful transition of students with plans for students Division of Blind Services disabilities to gainful and sustained • Department of Health, Children’s employment or postsecondary education Medical Services with access to adult health care and mental • Department of Children and health services Families, Mental Health • Agency for Persons with Disabilities Child Care • Department of Children and Provide for coordination of licensing Established to meet requirements of Licensing Families inspections twice a year at licensed child Section 402.305, Florida Statutes • Department of Health care centers in 60 Florida counties. The remaining counties have elected to conduct their own licensing inspections, meeting or exceeding state licensing requirements Title IV-E • Department of Juvenile Justice Create a cooperative collaboration to Established to meet requirements of the Claiming • Department of Children and ensure proper and efficient administration Federal Social Security Act Families of Title IV-E, Foster Care Programs Jointly Served • Department of Juvenile Justice Coordinate the delivery of services to Youth • Department of Children and jointly served youth Families Home SafeNet • Department of Juvenile Justice Provide for limited interagency access to • Department of Children and agency databases Families February 2008 3 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Title XX Services • Department of Juvenile Justice Provide for proper administration and Established to meet requirements of Federal • Department of Children and funding of Title XX services (Adolescent Public Health Services Act Families Family Life Program) to committed juvenile offenders Florida Youth • Department of Juvenile Justice Provide for appropriate operation and Challenge • Department of Military Affairs funding of Florida Youth Challenge Program Program, an initiative providing training & mentoring to high-risk youth who are high school drop outs and are unemployed or underemployed Juvenile Offender • Agency for Workforce Innovation Initiate and promote cooperation between Training & Job • Department of Juvenile Justice Workforce Florida, Inc. (WFI), Regional Placement Workforce Boards and DJJ for delivery of services to juvenile offenders and at risk youth, with the common goal of enabling them to reintegrate with their community by entering the workforce through training and job placement. Improving Child • Agency for Workforce Innovation Improve the quality of child care programs Care Quality • Department of Education through additional statewide assistance and supports Self-employment • Agency for Workforce Innovation Support self-employment for adults and of Youth with • Agency for Persons with youth with disabilities Disabilities Disabilities Data-sharing for • Agency for Workforce Innovation Provide disclosure of confidential Child Support • Department of Revenue, Child Unemployment Compensation Enforcement Support Enforcement information on persons who owe a duty of child support and to deduct and withhold child support payments from such person's Unemployment Compensation benefits February 2008 4 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Student Medicaid Department of Education Provide for school districts to check Medical Services Agency for Healthcare students’ Medicaid eligibility and obtain Coordination Administration Medicaid reimbursement for medical services provided by school districts to students with disabilities Students with Department of Education Ensure services to persons with Established based on Chapters 393 and Disabilities Agency for Persons with Disabilities disabilities, including developing and 413, Florida Statutes in 2005 Service enhancing supported employment Coordination One-stop Center Department of Education Strengthen the one-stop system, including Established based on Chapter 413, Services Agency for Workforce Innovation the role of the Division of Vocational Florida Statutes Rehabilitation Student Department of Education Provide for aftercare services, transitional Established based on Chapter Transitional Department of Children and support services, and the Road to 409.1451(5)(b), Florida Statutes Support Services Families Independence Program (RTI), which assists students who are in high school and those who have enrolled in postsecondary education Services to Department of Education Provide services to homeless children and Established based on 1003.21(1)(f), Homeless Children Department of Children and to the families of such children and youth, Florida Statutes and Families Families as needed Abuse Hotline Department of Education Provides for DOE to contact the Abuse Department of Children and Hotline of complaints involving reports of Families abuse, neglect, or abandonment at nonpublic schools Private School Department of Education Provide for health inspections required for Established to meet requirements of Health Inspections Department of Health private schools to participate in the McKay Section 1002.421(2)(g), Florida Statutes and CTC Scholarship Programs February 2008 5 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Coordinated Department of Education Ensure cooperative interagency planning, Established to meet requirements of School Health Department of Health development, implementation and the section 381.0056 & 1003.453(3)(c), Florida coordination of effective policies, Statutes programs and budgets concerning the Coordinated School Health model as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Staff Training Department of Education Provide training for DJJ staff and faculty Department of Juvenile Justice on effective strategies to prevent HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Juvenile Justice Department of Education Provide an organizational structure and Established to meet requirements of Education Department of Juvenile Justice processes for interagency communication 1003.51 & 1003.52, Florida Statutes Programs and collaboration essential to the effective and efficient delivery of educational services to youth served in juvenile justice education programs Independent Living Department of Education Delineate responsibilities regarding state Established to meet requirements of Florida Independent Living Council plan for independent living section 413.395, Florida Statutes Services for the Department of Education Provide coordination to ensure maximum Established to meet requirements of the Deaf and Blind Florida School for the Deaf and benefits to eligible consumers Individuals with Disabilities Act, the Blind Rehabilitation Act of 1972, & Chapter 413, Florida Statutes Prekindergarten Department of Education Development of programs designed to Established to meet requirements of the Services for Head Start Programs provide special education and related Individuals with Disabilities Act Children with services to prekindergarten children with Disabilities disabilities and their families February 2008 6 Florida Children and Youth Cabinet DRAFT Title Participating Description Additional Information Departments/Agencies Data-sharing – Department of Education Provide of the aggregation of student data Foster Care Department of Children and and unit record employment data to Families evaluate individuals who aged out of Agency for Workforce Innovation foster care programs Data-sharing – Department of Education Coordinate kindergarten screening results Cooperative initiative, not a formal Kindergarten Agency for Workforce Innovation of children participating in school interagency agreement Screening readiness programs by “matching” AWI’s school readiness data with the DOE’s data on kindergarten screening results Data-sharing – Department of Education Link agencies’ data sets containing Cooperative initiative, not a formal School Department of Health variables (i.e., child and parent interagency agreement Performance Agency for Workforce Innovation demographics, program participation and Impact Department of Children and outcome data) that impact school Families performance Waivers for Agency for Persons with Disabilities Delineation of agencies’ responsibilities for Established in 2005 Developmental Agency for Health Care administration and operations for Disabilities Administration Medicaid Consumer Directed Care Research and Demonstration 1115 Waiver, Developmental Disabilities Waiver, Family/Supported Living Waiver, and Intermediate Care Facility Services for the Developmentally Disabled Program Articulation Agency for Persons with Disabilities Agreement to support a smooth and Established in 2006 Agreement Department of Education successful transition of students with Department of Children and disabilities from high school to Families postsecondary education, support services, and/or employment Disability Agency for Persons with Disabilities Outlines the creation, adminstration and Established in 2007 Coordination Department of Health funding of a Statewide Disability Coordinator February 2008 7