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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC


  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )


  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 12.84. Interagency Day Care Program [18986.50 - 18986.53]
  ( Heading of Chapter 12.84 renumbered from Chapter 12.95 (as added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 970, Sec. 2) by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 293. )


(a) (1) It is the intent of the Legislature, in enacting this chapter, to encourage the development of programs and services, in keeping with Chapter 12.8 (commencing with Section 18986) and Chapter 12.82 (commencing with Section 18986.40), that enhance the successful development of children and reduce the incidence of juvenile crime and delinquency in the community.

(2) The San Bernardino County Youth Justice Center shall provide all available evaluative and operational studies related to its program to any county that requests that information in order to replicate the model or implement a similar program.

(b) This chapter is intended to augment existing interagency collaborative efforts by proposing an additional model.

(c) This chapter is not intended to supersede or duplicate existing programs, services, or interagency agreements.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 294. (AB 1516) Effective January 1, 2018.)


(a) Any county may implement an interagency day care program for multiple needs youths who are either being served by, or are at risk of being served by, the juvenile justice system pursuant to Article 14 (commencing with Section 600) of Chapter 2 of Part 1 of Division 2. This program shall be based on the San Bernardino County Youth Justice Center model.

(b) The program shall include, but need not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) A day treatment center, for the provision of support services for juveniles referred by any of the interagency coordination council members, without the removal of the juvenile from his or her home.

(2) Case management services, coordinating the provision of support services by the participating agencies, including county agencies that provide probation services, health services, mental health services, social services, and educational services.

(3) Family support and preservation services, including support services for the parents and siblings of the juvenile and for the juvenile.

(4) A goal of positive community readjustment and personal responsibility for the juveniles and their families.

(5) A process for conflict resolution among agencies.

(6) An evaluation component, to track the outcome of treatment under this section and to evaluate effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the program in savings in the costs of incarceration of the juveniles, the costs of out-of-home placement, and other measures determined by the evaluator to be useful in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any county may consolidate the functions of the coordinating body implementing the coordination of services for purposes of this chapter into a single body that also includes all of the following:

(1) The interagency placement committee meeting the requirements of Section 4096.

(2) The interagency case management council established in compliance with Section 5866.

(3) The children’s multidisciplinary services team defined in subdivision (b) of Section 18986.40.

(d) If a county develops, or is in the process of developing, an evaluation component to identify outcome, cost, and other measures to determine the effectiveness of the program and its cost-effectiveness in providing interagency services for children and adolescents, the evaluation requirements of this chapter shall be integrated with existing evaluation capabilities.

(e) The local agency or the department shall seek private funding for the program, particularly money to be used to augment the operation of the program and the support of the affected youth service agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 970, Sec. 2. Effective October 11, 1993.)

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