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August 1, 2023

Cross-Sector Collaboration Between Law Enforcement, Courts, Child Welfare, and Schools to Address the Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Children and Families in the United States

This report examines how law enforcement, courts, child welfare, and schools have traditionally intersected with behavioral health, defines cross-sector collaboration, and highlights opportunities and challenges associated with collaboration across sectors. Most importantly, this reports highlights “eight key ingredients” to successful cross-sector collaboration across law enforcement, courts, child welfare, and schools, based on interviews with stakeholders engaged in these types of collaborative efforts across the country.

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