Working to transform the child welfare system.

This act would provide grants to State child welfare and juvenile justice agencies to collaborate in data collection related to dual status youth (those involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems) and to develop practices, policies, and protocols to confront challenges experience by dual status youth. States would be required to create a leadership collaboration group, composed of officials from both the State juvenile justice agency, child welfare agency, and other relevant youth and family-serving organizations. The group would manage and oversee a review and analysis of current practices and work to address practices to improve outcomes for dual status youth.