In collaboration with youth, families, community stakeholders, and service providers, the Pathways program works to provide unique service and planning for early intervention and complex needs for families with youth birth-21 in El Paso County and the 4th Judicial District.
The Pathways Program, with REACH Committee direction, provides Care Coordination and ISST (Individualized Service and Support Team) for youth and their families with complex needs. Schools, Municipal and District Courts, and community stakeholders refer youth and their family for the following programming:
Pathways programming is a response to unique youth and professional needs in El Paso and Teller Counties.
The REACH Committee includes state-appointed members for CYDC (Colorado Youth Detention Continuum – 4th JD; El Paso and Teller County focus ages 10-17) and CMP (Collaborative Management Project – El Paso County focus ages 0-21) In collaboration with stakeholders, the REACH Committee reviews data and budgets to plan services and programming.
The focus of CMP is to ensure family voice and choice through family planning meetings like ISST (Individualized Service and Support Team), HFW (High Fidelity Wraparound), and FEMs (Family Engagement Meetings at DHS)
Care Coordination for youth (ages 10-17) that have experienced drug use/abuse.
Individualized Service and Support Team (ISST) is a planning process that is
youth- and family-focused.
Funding Assistance for youth (ages 0-21) and their families.
Individuals and/or organizations requesting a service or payment of bill should use the Service Referral/Financial Assistant Request
and attach any invoices or additional paperwork required. See form HERE for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for help filling out the request.
Individualized Service and Support Team (ISST) is a planning process that is youth- and family-focused, community-supported, and promotes collaboration and coordination among systems. Additional types of ISST include:
ISST can be requested by the Court, GALs, Attorneys, Probation, Care Coordinators, DHS, schools or school representatives, or concerned community members. This list is not exhaustive but can be used as a guide. Requests for an ISST can be initiated using a questionnaire link, and are reviewed to determine the best venue based on the ages of youth and family needs. Questions about ISST and how to request one can be emailed to email@example.com.
Calendar for REACH Committee Meetings
Joint Initiatives uses funding to prevent and provide intervention services for youth (ages 10-17) in El Paso and Teller Counties. Referrals come from Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, and Fountain municipal courts or schools. A youth’s ability to access these resources at this early stage of the juvenile justice system assists the district with addressing a youth’s substance use/abuse issues before they reach a higher level of severity. Youth referred are Gain Assessed for program qualification and services. Families receive Care Coordination throughout their engagement in the program. For more information, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.