The Value of Coordinated Services with Court-Referred Clients and Their Families: An Outcome Study
This study assessed the effectiveness of building partnerships with community resources and systems for court-referred clients and their families through a participant outcome evaluation. Specific variables studied included change in substance abuse patterns, family well-being, child safety, and recidivism. Results from pre-post testing revealed that a model with a single case coordinator who collaborated across service providers was particularly effective with court-referred clients and their families for increasing family intimacy and child well-being and for decreasing family danger and conflict. Discussion and recommendations are included.
Coll, Kenneth M.; Stewart, Roger A.; Morse, Renée; and Moe, Amber. (2010). "The Value of Coordinated Services with Court-Referred Clients and Their Families: An Outcome Study". Child Welfare, 89(1), 61-79.