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A "staffing" is a meeting of staff members in multiple disciplines, or professional areas, to discuss issues regarding a specific youth and recommend actions for his/her benefit and progress.
STAFFINGS CONDUCTED FOR YOUTH ON SUPERVISION
The Probation and Parole Officer (PPO) initiates a staffing to review the information in the pre-disposition investigation (PDI) to make a recommendation to the court. Participants may include the PPO, the supervisor, youth, parent, and anyone else who can provide valuable information regarding the youth.
Initiated by the PPO to review the youth’s progress on probation and determine if a change in services is needed. A case staffing is also held to make referrals to day treatment, trackers, and other non-residential programs, or to discuss a youth’s special needs or a recommendation for out-of-home placement. Participants may include the PPO, supervisor, parent, youth, an unbiased party, and anyone else who can provide valuable information regarding the youth.
MDT Monthly Staffing for Daily Service Providers
The purpose of this staffing is to discuss the youth's progress and includes the PPO, the youth, parent, and all service providers. The provider will usually initiate this staffing.
SECURE CARE STAFFINGS
Multidisciplinary staffings occur every quarter to assess the progress of the youth, reclassify them and develop a report to the judge. At these staffing, youth will be considered for furloughs or early release recommendations. Multidisciplinary staffings may also be convened on difficult cases to develop behavior plans or to consider a youth for placement within a specialized program at the facility.
This staffing takes place at the secure care facility, usually between 4-7 days of the youth’s placement at the facility, to develop the preliminary treatment plan and share information about the youth. This staffing is initiated by the intake staff at the facility, and includes the intake case manager/counselor, program manager, education representative, probation and parole officer, the youth, parent/guardian, receiving case manager, medical or mental health staff for seriously mentally ill (SMI) youth.
This staffing, held every 90 days at the secure care facility, is initiated by the case manager at the facility to review the youth’s progress on his treatment plan, discuss his program participation, review/modify the aftercare plan, recommend changes in custody level, discuss early release or furlough eligibility, or recalculate the Projected Modification Release Date (PMRD). Participants include the youth’s facility case manager/counselor, special education representative (if the youth is receiving services), any two other facility staff, the Probation and Parole Officer, and mental health staff for seriously mentally ill (SMI) youth.
Special staffings are held at all facilities depending upon programming and the special needs of the youth.