ERIC Number: ED250067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Summary of How States Use Local Agencies to Provide Services for Children and Youth.
In September 1983, the Governor of Illinois requested that the Illinois Commission on Children examine community-based service systems as a partial means of delivering human services for children and youth. In response, the commission formed the Community-Based Children's Services Task Force to assist in improving the ways state agencies channel funds to local agencies. Letters were sent to persons responsible for child welfare, health services, and juvenile services in each state requesting information about the state's use of local agencies. This document provides states' responses to the task force's request for information; all but four states provided information, though replies from a few states were very brief. Extensive summaries from over 40 states describe organizational structures, program emphases, responsibilities, objectives, procedures, and/or legislative mandates. Lists of information sources conclude the document. Information about Illinois' community-based service system, not included in this document, is expected to be presented to the state legislature in March 1985. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Commission on Children, Springfield.