Phoenix Multisport: Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from substance abuse and those that chose to live a sober life. By building a community around sober physical activity, members are able to find new friends and new activities. Phoenix is interested in expanding across Colorado and the nation. http://www.phoenixmultisport.org/
Savio Direct Link: The Savio Direct Link program was established in 1996, and has been replicated in El Paso and Jefferson Counties. Savio works closely with the Department of Human Services and carries 35-40 substance involved families at a time, providing intensive in home services. Savio has 12 years of consistent outcomes, and is interested in doing the necessary evaluation to become an evidence based practice. http://www.saviohouse.org/
4th Judicial District: The 4th Judicial District Family Reunification Project was funded through a federal grant from Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families. This grant adds support and evaluation to many programs in El Paso and Teller Counties. These programs include: 4th Judicial District Best Practices Court & Family Treatment Court, Matrix Model Treatment Programs, Respondent Parent Counsel Social Worker, and increased CASA support. The 4th Judicial District represents a partnership between urban and rural counties, and can provide data, lessons learned, and best practices. http://www.cdecmtf.org/upcoming.htm
Delta County: Delta County is a very rural county, described as “resource poor and used to working together.” There is representation from several disciplines on the Delta County Meth Task Force, including law enforcement, child welfare, schools, medical, treatment, courts, and a policy maker. Delta County is applying for a federal grant through SAMHSA to expand the Delta Model throughout the county and eventually to sites throughout the state. The Delta Model is community based treatment with evidence based parameters focused on community support in treating addiction. http://www.deltacounty.com/index.asp?NID=152
South Metro Drug Task Force: A Memorandum of Understanding between the SMDTF & local child welfare agencies, including Arapahoe County and Douglas County was signed several years ago in response to a mandate from DCJ & CDHS. In that time, SMDTF has worked to learn more about DEC efforts and build relationships. SMDTF & ACDHS are working to implement the DECSYS Tracking System to better track statistics and share information, as well as formalize protocols for better communication. http://www.smdtf.org
Weld County: Improving Permanency Outcomes for Children Impacted by Methamphetamine and Other Drugs is the title of a federal grant that was received regionally from the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families. Some key programs in Weld County include: the Family Treatment Court, Semi-Independent Therapeutic Housing, and the In Custody Alternative Placement Program. Weld County is planning a Meth Summit for Fall 2008 to gather information to be released in a community report and serve as a planning session on how to address the identified issues. http://www.weldjac.org
Mesa County: Mesa County has several strong collaborations and prevention efforts and is working on funding and sustainability. The MCMTF has celebrated some strong successes including: The White Paper, a PSA & DEC Publication, the Fast Track court program, Summit View Treatment Facility, Share & Care support group, and the proposed Adult Mentoring Program. http://methfree.mesacounty.us
Larimer County: The Larimer County Alliance for Drug Endangered Children is heavily focused on prevention efforts, mainly drug education and awareness countywide, and is considering a merge with TEAM Fort Collins. In addition, the LCDTF and LCDHS have been using the DECSYS Tracking System, and have protocols in place for co-investigation and identification of families. Larimer County received funding from the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, with Weld County. Family Drug Treatment Court is set to begin April 1st. The family drug court completes the integrated model and treatment approach to substance abuse in Larimer County. http://www.larimerdec.org
C-SIMI: Colorado Systems Integration Model for Infants was grant funded through the Children’s Bureau; Administration of Children, Youth, and Families; and the Department of Health and Human Services, focused on systems integration and coordinated response regarding substance exposed newborns. The Baby Steps Program was established through the Denver Department of Human Services to serve substance abusing women who are also pregnant or parenting a newborn less than 72 hours old. C-SIMI has learned many valuable lessons about collaboration and integration that will be very important as they enter into the dissemination and replication phase of their grant.
Denver TASC: Denver Juvenile and Family Justice TASC serves as the central substance abuse and mental health component for both the juvenile and adult court systems, and provides strengths based substance abuse and mental health assessment, coordination of services, intervention, and aggressive advocacy based case management. TASC maintains administrative oversight of several initiatives including: Denver Family Integrated Drug Court, Denver Youth Development Drug Court, Denver Juvenile Special Services Mental Health Court, the Denver Police Law Enforcement Advocacy Program, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Project, and the Meth Prevention Initiative.
Denver DEC: The Denver DEC Alliance consists of representatives from DPD, DDHS, Denver TASC, Denver DA’s office, and Medical. The last year has been spent revising a written protocol identified as the Denver Interagency Child Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse and Drug Endangered Children Protocol. Eventually, DPS will also be integrated into the protocol. The protocol is currently being finalized, will then be approved by agency heads; and lastly, implementation and training will occur.
Denver EFFECT: Denver Entire Family Focused Comprehensive Treatment (EFFECT) through the Denver Department of Human Services is funded by a federal grant from the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families. Denver EFFECT has outlined three new innovative strategies that define the program’s core:
Comprehensive family assessment and services, expanding the focus beyond the adult involved in substance abuse treatment to the entire family.
Case management services coordinated between substance abuse providers, DHS Family and Children's services, and the courts.
Creating and/or expanding comprehensive partnerships between Denver Effect partners: DHS Family and Children's services, Arapahoe House and ARTS, C-SIMI, DEC, TASC and Drug Court Programs, and Colorado State Agencies.