Comprehensive Community-Based Youth Services (CCBYS)
Administered by: Bureau of Youth Intervention Services
FY2020 Program & Performance Information
To increase family reunification/preserve and stabilize families; and to divert or minimize involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems.
Youth will be safe; stable; diverted from the child welfare system and diverted from the juvenile justice system.
CCBYS is authorized by the Children and Family Services Act (20 ILCS 505/17 and 17a), and implements Article 3 of the Illinois Juvenile Court Act of 1987 (705 ILCS 405/3 et seq.). This statewide 24/7 crisis intervention system is mandated to serve youth in crisis (runaways, lock-outs, beyond control & in physical danger) and also serves youth in high-risk situations, and their families when appropriate, according to their needs and in keeping with the goal of family preservation, reunification and/or family stabilization, or independence, dependent upon the youth's needs. A continuum of services is available statewide and provided to youth at risk of involvement in the Child Welfare and/or Juvenile Justice systems.
Any youth who are 11-17 years of age and at risk of involvement with the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system are eligible for CCBYS services.
Crisis Youth (Mandated)
The CCBYS program considers crisis youth to be: Runaways, lockouts (home & institutions), and youth beyond the control of parents in circumstances which constitute an immediate or substantial danger to the youth's physical safety. These youth will be served 24/7 statewide.
Non-Crisis Youth (Discretionary)
The CCBYS program considers non-crisis youth to be those youth that are no currently in crisis. Non-crisis youth are considered to be those youth at risk of crisis or at risk of delinquency, or both. These at risk youth are eligible to receive CCBYS services at the determination of the CCBYS program provider agency.
- Statewide 24/7 crisis intervention services
- Juvenile justice system intervention services
- Ensure the safety of youth
- Individual and family crisis intervention
- Conduct Crisis / Safety Assessment
- Develop and implement crisis stabilization plan
- Reunification and family preservation services
- Provide placement services for crisis youth - shelter, foster care, etc.
- Conduct YASI assessments (Initial assessment, reassessment and/or closing assessment)
- Conduct additional assessments as needed (mental health, substance abuse; trauma, etc.)
- Develop and implement an individualized case plan to address identified needs
- Work with youth and family to increase protective factors and decrease risk factors
- Develop and implement a discharge plan
- Provide appropriate referral and follow-up
2020 Program Sites / Service Areas:
CCBYS is a network of community-based providers serving the entire state. Currently there are 29 funded agencies with 7 subcontractors.
CCBYS Program Data/Performance - FY 2020
CCBYS Youth Served
5,975 youth were served in the CCBYS Program in 2020. They breakdown as follows:
- Crisis Youth
2,061 or 34.5% of the CCBYS youth served were identified as crisis/mandated cases. (Runaways, lockouts, and youth beyond the control of parents in circumstances which constitute an immediate or substantial danger to the youth's physical safety)
- 1,059 or 51% were runaways
- 597 or 29% were lockouts
- 379 or 63.5% were parental lockouts
- 218 or 36.5% were institutional lockouts
- 109 or 50% were psychiatric lockouts
- 63 or 29% were secure confinement lockouts (IDJJ/County Detention)
- 46 or 21% were lockouts from other impatient treatment facilities.
- 405 or 20% were beyond control & in immediate physical danger
- Non-Crisis Youth
3,914 or 65.5% of youth served were identified as non-crisis (discretionary) youth.
(Non-crisis youth are those youth not currently in crisis. Youth at risk of crisis or youth at risk of delinquency, or both, are eligible to receive CCBYS services.)
- 2,232 or 57% of youth were at risk of crisis
- 1,682 or 43% of youth were at risk of delinquency
Primary Program Referral Sources
- 1,991 or 33.3% of youth were referred to the program by law enforcement related organizations.
- 2,022 or 33.8% of youth were referred to the program by educational institutions-either in school or after school
Estimated Gender/Ethnic/ Racial Breakdown
- 48.95% Male (2,905)
- 51.05% Female (3,030)
- 25.1% Hispanic/Latino (1481)
- 74.8% Non-Hispanic/Latino (4,418)
- 34% Black/African American (2,007)
- 58.99% White/Caucasian (3,482)
- 3.39% Multiple Races (200)
- 2.35% American Indian/Alaskan Native (139)
- 0.93% Asian (55)
- 0.34% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (20)
Performance Measures and Outcomes
- 5,975 youth were served in the CCBYS Program in 2020
- 4,589 youth exited the program in 2020
- 92.8% of youth were in a family/long-term living arrangement at case closure
- 75.2% (2,597 of 3,454) of assessed youth had a case plan developed
- Top 5 issue areas addressed in case plans
- Life Skills - 46.28%
- Family - 39.18%
- Attitudes/Behaviors - 35.4%
- Aggression - 25.07%
- School - 23.6%
- 55.8% (1,447 of 2,597) of youth with a case plan experienced decreased risk factors.
- 52.1% (1,352 of 2,597) of youth with a case plan experienced increased protective factors.
- 55.2% (2,533 of 4,589) of youth served were identified with Mental Health (MH) needs.
- 90.5% (2292) received services to address those needs.
- 31.7% (1,455 of 4,589) of youth served were identified with Substance Abuse (SA) needs.
- 85.3% (1241) received services to address those needs.
- 17.9% (822 of 4,589) of youth served were identified with chronic truancy needs
- 82.8% (681) received services to address those needs.
- 72.3% (3,316 of 4,589) of youth served were identified with trauma needs.
- 96.2% (3,189) received services to address those needs
- 13.8% (633 of 4,589) of youth served were identified with learning disability needs.
- 78.2% (495) received services to address those needs.
Additional Program Data
- The average length of stay in the CCBYS program was 3.5 months.
- 315 (6.86%) of 4,589 crisis youth required an agency-arranged placement.
- 1,242 nights of placement were provided to the 315 youth at an average 3.94 nights per youth.
- 950 (20.7%) of 4,589 youth were placed in limited custody.
- 178 (3.88%) of 4,589 youth served were referred specifically for the purpose of addressing chronic truancy.
- 822 (17.9%) of 4,589 youth served had a history of chronic truancy.
Juvenile Justice System Involvement
- 111 (2.4%) of 4,589 youth served had a change of Domestic Battery against the youth.
- 22.9% (1,367 of 5,975) of youth served in the program had known prior legal system involvement.
- 96.3% (4,419 of 4,589) of youth discharged from the program avoided involvement or further involvement in the Juvenile Justice system, while in the program.
- 12.6% (577 of 4,589) of discharged youth were served as a Juvenile Justice System diversion.
- 76.3% (440 of 577) of youth successfully completed diversion.
- 6.9% (40 of 577) of youth failed to comply with program requirements.
- 14.4% (83 of 577) of youth terminated prematurely due to parent/youth refusal to participate.
- 23.4% (135 of 577) of youth avoided or had a reduced stay in detention.
- 97.8% (132 of 135) of youth avoided a stay in detention as a result of the CCBYS diversion.
- 2.2% (3 of 135) of youth had a reduced stay in detention as a result of the CCBYS diversion.
State Systems - Diversions
Of the 4,589 youth discharged during 2020, only 122 or 2.66% of youth were in secure confinement or in DCFS care at case closure. (This excludes the 65 youth that were determined to be current DCFS wards at the time of enrollment.) This 2.66% breaks down as follows:
- 1% (46) of the 4,589 youth discharged from the program in 2020 were reportedly in secure confinement at case closure. Only 8 of those youth residing in state funded systems (IDJJ/IDOC).
- 1 or 2.2% of youth were in County Jail
- 37 or 80.4% of youth were in County Detention
- 8 or 17.4% of youth were in IDJJ
- 0 or 0% of youth were in IDOC
- 1.66% (76) of the 4,589 youth discharged from the program in 2020 were in the care of DCFS at case closure.
- 43 or 56.6% of referrals were the direct result of initial safety assessment findings.
- 33 or 43.4% of referrals were because the youth had no viable family option.
- Without CCBYS:
- All of the 2,061 crisis youth would have gone directly to DCFS as hotline calls to be investigated.
- Many of the 2,232 youth served that were at risk of crisis would have also quickly become DCFS hotline calls were it not for the intervention services provided by CCBYS.
- CCBYS providers served 5,975 youth in 2020 at an average per capita cost of $2,539 per youth.
- In 2020, CCBYS providers contributed $2,564,501.74 in required match from non-state funding.
- The average per capita cost to house a youth in IDJJ in 2018 was approximately $176,800.
- The annual DCFS residential placement cost in 2018 was approximately $121,000 per youth. It is important to note that these youth, remain in DCFS residential placement for multiple years at this rate.
CCBYS Data Reporting System
CCBYS providers are mandated to utilize the eCornerstone Web-based reporting system to capture information on all youth served in the program. Administrative data will be captured as well as participant-specific, case-level information.
The following is an overview of the various categories of information that is captured in the system for participants enrolled in CCBYS. Information captured includes but is not limited to:
- Site of program service
- Assigned worker
- Referral reason
- Referral source
- Living arrangement (at enrollment, discharge, & follow-up)
- Educational status (at enrollment, discharge, & follow-up)
- Employment status (at enrollment, discharge, & follow-up)
- Legal status (at enrollment, discharge, & follow-up)
- Legal history (at enrollment)
- Safety assessment (required for crisis cases)
- Safety Planning information
- Risk assessment
- Youth Assessment & Screening Instrument (YASI) (initial assessment, re-assessment, and closing assessment) questions and responses
- Closing YASI is required when an initial YASI has been submitted.
- Additional assessment information is captured (Fitness and Competency Evaluation; Mental Health/Behavioral Assessment; Substance Abuse Assessment; Co-occurring Disorders Assessment; Trauma Assessment; Sex Offender Assessment; Educational Assessment; Life Skills Assessment; Other Assessment)
- Case Plan information, domains targeted (legal history; family; school; community & peers; alcohol & drugs; mental health; aggression; attitudes; skills; employment & free time) services planned, and service completion
- Outcome information (ex: Case Plan completion, change in protective factors, & change in risk factors)
- Case Information -
- Limited custody information
- Placement services (placement type, length of stay, cost)
- MRAI information
- Individual Care Grant information
- Crisis response times
- Face-to-face intervention
- Crisis stabilization planning
- Chronic truancy information
- Discharge information
- Discharge reason
- Status at Discharge
- Living arrangement
- Educational status
- Employment status
- Legal status
- Discharge planning
- Service hours (discharge & follow-up)
- Follow-up information - including status information