Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee

About the Committee
The Burlington County Children’s Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (CIACC), in collaboration with the Department of Children and Families (DCF), strives to ensure a seamless array of services. The CIACC serves as the county mechanism to advise the DCF on the development and maintenance of a responsive, accessible, and integrated system of care for children, youth, and young adults with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families, through the involvement of parents, children, youth and young adults, child-serving agencies, and community representatives.

Through enhanced coordination of system partners, the CIACC also identifies service and resource gaps and priorities for resource development.

Subcommittees
Children’s Systems Review Committee
Receives regular reports from the system partners. Problem solves challenges to system performance. Identifies and informs DCF regarding gaps and barriers to local service effectiveness. Provides input to State, regional and county entities regarding system performance and service needs.

Family Advisory Committee
The Family Advisory Committee serves as the family voice for issues concerning system performance and meets and functions in a manner that accommodates the needs of involved families. Recommendations from family members are received, discussed and referred to CIACC for needed action.

Quality Assurance Committee
This committee monitors compliance with the Department of Children and Families (DCF) / Division of Child Behavioral Health (DCBHS) standards for CIACC. It reviews compliance with the philosophy, principles, policies, procedures, and standards of Child Behavioral Health Services. Quality assurance receives regular Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) reports and make recommendations to the respective DCF division / entity and Children’s Coordinating councils to improve service access, quality, and outcomes.

Performs an annual County Service Needs Assessment by identifying gaps in services and barriers to service access and recommends service priorities based on information received from the Youth Services Advisory Council, the Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the Mental Health Board and other available data.

Quality assurance:
  • Recruits new and replacement members for CIACC
  • Present nominations for CIACC membership, Chairperson, and Vice-Chairperson to the CIACC
  • Provide training for CIACC members on issues of concern as needed
Administrative Committee
This committee is comprised of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, immediate past Chair, immediate past Vice-Chair, Chairpersons of other standing committees. Chairpersons of any current subcommittees and special task forces shall discuss issues as needed regarding future planning and direction of CIACC and also discuss any items referred by CIACC and/or standing committees, subcommittees, and special task forces.