Interagency Case Management
Interagency Placement Committee
Effective January 1, 2018, Maryland’s Children’s Cabinet has established the Interagency Placement Committee to serve as the State Coordinating Council. The Council was established in the 1980s to promote interagency collaboration and development of quality educational, treatment, and residential services in Maryland, so that children with intensive needs could be served in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their individual needs.
The Interagency Placement Committee is charged with:
- Reviewing recommendations for out-of-State placements;
- Coordinating the monitoring of out-of-State placements;
- Providing training to the Local Care Teams; and,
- Identifying in-State placement needs.
Interagency Placement Committee Information Form
Interagency Placement Committee (Presentation handout from 12/21/17 training)
Interagency Placement Committee Directory – Local Care Teams in need of agency-specific technical assistance may contact Interagency Placement Committee members directly.
The webinar provided an overview of LCT agency roles and responsibilities. The presenters were: Lauren Molineaux, Policy Analyst, Governor’s Office for Children; Patricia Flanigan, Director, Resource Office, Department of Juvenile Services; Janet Furman, Director of Children’s Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration; Elizabeth Hall, Director of Interagency Affairs, Department of Disabilities; Caroline Jones, Chief, Child and Adolescent Services, Behavioral Health Administration; Sheila Philip, Section Chief, Nonpublic Special Education Section, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, Department of Education; and Tennille Thomas, Chief of Staff, Social Services Administration, Department of Human Services.
Locally Coordinated Interagency Case Management
The Children’s Cabinet has determined that there is a need to strengthen the system of care for children and youth at the local level through a coordinated approach to interagency case management. The goal of a coordinated approach is to return or divert children and youth from preventable out-of-home and out-of-State placements through the provision of community-based services.
Local Care Teams serve as the point of access to services for children and youth. Beginning on January 1, 2018, the Local Management Boards will serve as the administrative home for the Local Care Teams. Parents, family members or agencies will be able to make referrals directly to the Local Care Teams through the Local Management Board to seek assistance with accessing services, to develop plans of care for community-based services and to coordinate services from multiple agencies. Families and children at risk of out-of-home or out-of-State placement, with complex needs and/or who are in crisis are identified as priorities for the Local Care Teams.
Local Care Teams: Strengthening Our Approach (Presentation handout from 12/21/17 training)
Local Care Team Question and Answer Recaps