Best Practices

Ages 0–2


  • Involve community stakeholders in establishing clear and consistent social norms and effective social policies.
  • Support first-time, low-income mothers with education, nutrition, health, safety, and human service resources to improve maternal, prenatal, and early childhood health and well-being.


  • Build a comprehensive framework for the integration of child and adolescent services programming that links the juvenile justice system with human service and other related agencies, including schools, child-welfare services, mental health agencies, and social services.
  • Create an infrastructure consisting of client information exchange, cross-agency client referrals, a networking protocol, interagency councils, and service integration.
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