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CASE REVIEW COMMITTEE REFERRAL GUIDELINES

Procedures for Referring to the Case Review Committee (CRC):  The Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of the County Children's Services Facilitation Team (CSFT) should submit the following information to the Multiple Needs Child Office by the third Tuesday of the month to be staffed on the fourth Tuesday of the month: 

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 All recent (previous 6 months-1 year) material reviewed by the County Children's Services Facilitation Team.

 

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Minutes of the County Children's Services Facilitation Team "staffing" of the case. (i.e., What were the needs identified by the County Children's Services Facilitation Team?)

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 A copy of the “plan” submitted to the Court (if the Court is involved), by the County Children's Services Facilitation Team.

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Completed CRC referral form signed by the Children's Services Facilitation Team Chair

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Submit written case summary of local efforts to address needs. 

Things to consider when referring a case:

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Background information.

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Identify strengths and needs, match needs to services and desired plan from County Children's Services Facilitation Team.

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Service objectives and priorities.

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Identify service providers.

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Make County Children's Services Facilitation Team assignments (including case management responsibility) and recommendations regarding funding.

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Update any changes in unresolved cases, include progress on assignments, assuring service delivery, funding, and locating placement/service (if needed). 

                Update Cases:

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Should have an update the first month after service arrangement or placement.

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Written quarterly reports should be submitted by the County CSFT to the MNC Office.

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Should have updates more often when a service arrangement is expected to be of short duration and a new service arrangement or placement alternative will be necessary.

Overview:

The MNC Office will provide the CRC of the SCSFT with the referral packet received from the County CSFT.  The MNC Office will disseminate appropriate documents to the CRC members to be reviewed prior to the staffing on the fourth Tuesday of the month.  Upon completion of the CRC staffing, the MNC Office will submit recommendations to the SCSFT on the second Tuesday of the month for consideration.  The SCSFT will then approve or disapprove recommendations.  Final SCSFT recommendations will be provided to the Chairperson of the CCSFT by the MNC Office. 

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Last modified: 02/29/12

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