Service Coordination Committee
The Cuyahoga County Service Coordination model is a navigation process designed to direct parents with children, prenatal through graduation, to appropriate services. It directs parents to a full scale of quality services for their children, particularly kids who are having a tough time, and are having difficulties with the traditional service system. It focuses on developing a coordinated and cooperative public system infrastructure that promotes cross system collaboration—at the policy, programmatic, and case levels.
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The Service Coordination Team (SCT) exists to help children with multiple needs and who are involved in multiple public systems, and their families, access appropriate community services and to assure the effective coordination and delivery of services among systems for the child's best possible health and safety. This team works within the public systems to ensure families are not experiencing system barriers. The Service Coordination Team works with family teams ("wraparound" or "wrap" teams) to assist when children are in crisis or in need of a short-term placement. These system liaisons are able to commit dollars on behalf of the systems they represent, and help monitor the child’s length of stay. This subcommittee meets monthly.
Service Coordination Team Members(Contact Information)
Linda Torbert , Service Coordination Team Member for ADAMHS Board
Alice Krost , Service Coordination Team Member for Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Ramona Brazile , Service Coordination Team Member for Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Phone: 216-201-2001 , #1317
Kerry McAllester , Service Coordination Team Member for Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Eboni Freeman , Service Coordination Team Member for Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services
Dominique Gambrell , Service Coordination Team Member for Cuyahoga Juvenile Court
Leisha Coggins , Service Coordination Team Member for Cuyahoga Job and Family Services
Robert Pruitt , Service Coordinator
Tamara Smith , Service Coordinator
Kathleen Netzel , Service Coordination Team Member for Bright Beginnings
Maria Kawentel , Service Coordination Team Member for Ohio Department of Youth Services
Bonita-Rosalyne McKay , Service Coordination Team Member for Starting Point
Denise Pietrzak , Service Coordination Team Member for Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
For more information about the Service Coordination Team, please contact Robert Pruitt.
The System Coordination Committee (SCC) is the policy implementation group that reports to the Family & Children First Council Executive Committee. The Service Coordination Team makes recommendations to the SCC based on service or system gaps and barriers. At the request of the Executives, the SCC is responsible for translating those recommendations into policy. The members of the SCC are empowered by the agency executives to implement policy changes within each system.
System Coordination Committee Members
Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County
Lori Mago , System Coordination Committee Member for Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Jacqueline McCray , Deputy Director, Resources and Placement
Van Ward , System Coordination Committee Member for Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
Jennifer Dodd , System Coordination Committee Member for Educational Service Center (ESC) of Cuyahoga County
Melissa Bixel , System Coordination Committee Member for Bright Beginnings
Debbie Fodge , System Coordination Committee Member for Starting Point
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