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Assisting Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems: Kansas City Collaborative

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2013, $300,000)

The Youth With Sexual Behavior Problems (YSBP) Program provides funding to support development of community-based intervention models to serve youth with sexual behavior problems. The models to be developed include a multidisciplinary approach and provide intervention and supervision services for youth (ages 10-14) with sexual behavior problems, their child victims and their families.

This program will develop and implement a community-based intervention program for youth with sexual behavior problems, their victims and family members in Jackson County, Missouri. The target population includes youth ages 10-14 who display inappropriate sexual behaviors, their victims and their families. Through this program, the multidisciplinary team of: the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, the Child Protection Center, the Jackson County Family Court, the Jackson County Children's Division and the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department will convene to develop and implement the following goals: 1) outline a streamlined, community-based process to identify, respond to and support youth with sexual behavior problems; 2) enhance community capacity to appropriately respond to youth with sexual behavior problems; 3) provide comprehensive, family-centered, community-based treatment for youth with sexual behavior problems; and 4) enhance system capacity to comprehensively evaluate and track pre-adjudicated and adjudicated youth with sexual behavior problems.

Date Created: September 17, 2013