Name: The CRADLE in Bedford Stuyvesant: A Systems of Care Initiative
Target Population: Families who have children ages birth to 1 year old, with a primary focus on families who are either the subject of a substantiated maltreatment report, whose children have already been placed in foster care, or both.
Geographical Area: The Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, New York (Community District #3
Summary: The CRADLE will develop a system of care that will facilitate a more effective coordination of local services to better serve the safety, permanency, and well-being needs of this target population. The CRADLE is guided by the systems of care principles, with interagency collaboration placed at the core of our work. Within that core there are five priorities that we are focused on to build a sustainable system of care for infants and their families: building community networks, establishing shared outcomes, incorporating shared data practices, creating interagency training and protocols, and developing processes and partnerships to effect policy change.
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