Linking Systems of Care (LSC) for Children and Youth state demonstration sites strive to align activities in each phase of the project – Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability – with the Guiding Principles. Policy decisions should be driven by the Guiding Principles to help stakeholder groups connect developed goals, objectives, and activities to a structure that promotes healing, linked systems, and informed decision-making practices. The Guiding Principles should be activated differently in each phase of the project – Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability.
This report documents the activities, themes, and lessons that emerged during the Planning and Implementation phases (January 1, 2015 –September 30, 2018), as they relate to the Guiding Principles. The activities, themes, and lessons have been identified through direct communication with state demonstration sites, the NCJFCJ, the Steering Committee, and OVC observations, as well as TTA requests made by the state demonstration sites.