Information Sharing Tool Kit
Published Dec 1, 2008, Child Welfare League of America and Juvenile Law Center
The Models for Change Information Sharing Tool Kit provides guidance to jurisdictions seeking to improve their information and data sharing practices in the handling of juveniles and reach the ultimate goal of improving the outcomes for those youths. The Tool Kit is presented in a format that includes a printed volume and a corresponding CD. This format provides the users with a sound theoretical background for effective information and data sharing practices along with practical tools (e.g. memoranda of understanding, consent forms, etc.) to conduct analyses of and to carry out those practices. Originally developed for Models for Change sites engaged in juvenile justice reform, this tool kit is now available by request to a wider audience of juvenile justice practitioners around the country who wish to enhance their practices.
Anyone may use the content of the Tool Kit as is for educational purposes as often and for as many people as wished. All we ask is that you credit the Child Welfare League of America and the Juvenile Law Center who prepared this document and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation who supported the Tool Kit’s production. If you want to use this publication for commercial purposes in print, electronic, or any other medium, you will need the preparers’ permission. If you want to alter the content or form for any purposes, educational or not, you also will need to request permission.
Feel free to review a detailed overview of the Tool Kit to understand its purposes and how the material is organized in a framework of three categories.
If you are interested in downloading a copy of the complete Tool Kit, please complete the registration form below. You will see a download link after submitting the form.
Your contact information also will be used to compile data regarding what groups of people are interested in the Tool Kit and you may be contacted at a later date to request your feedback on the utility of the Tool Kit.
Introductory Webinar: Framework and Principles of Information Sharing
The live webinar series has already been held, please disregard registration information.
Category 1: Information Sharing for Purposes of Individual Case Planning and Decision Making:
Category 2: Data Collection and Sharing for Law, Policy, and Program Development:
Category 3: Data Collection and Sharing for Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement:
For additional information on Information Sharing and Federal Laws, please watch this recorded Federal Law Overview Presentation.
For state specific information on information sharing visit the State Statutes on Juvenile Interagency Information & Record Sharing webpage.