Joint Initiatives Reach Committee


El Paso County is one of more than 40 counties in Colorado which participates in the House Bill 04-1451 Collaborative Management Program (CMP). This statute recognizes the need for a collective community approach to serving children/youth with complex needs through a tailored integrated approach and with child, youth and family engagement in planning, services, and solutions. The work of the initiative is funded through statutory incentive funds and grants, and its purpose is to:

  1. Reduce duplication and eliminate fragmentation of services provided to children, youth and families who would benefit from integrated multi-agency services.
  2. Increase the quality, appropriateness, and effectiveness of services delivered to children and families who would benefit from multi-agency services, to achieve better outcomes;
  3. Encourage cost sharing among service providers.
Members and Length of Terms:

The CMP is governed by an Interagency Oversight Group (IOG) made up of the following members each having a vote:

  • El Paso County Department of Human Services
  • Fourth Judicial District Probation Department
  • Fourth District Trial Courts
  • El Paso County Public Health
  • 7 local School Districts (D2, D3, D8, D11, D14, D20, D49)
  • Diversus Health (Community Mental Health Center and Managed Service Organization)
  • Colorado Community Health Alliance (Regional Accountability Entity)
  • Southern Region Division of Youth Services
  • TESSA (Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault)
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region
  • Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families (Fiscal Agent and Administrative Support)
  • Family Representatives with lived experience
  • Youth Representatives with lived experience

Click here for a list of current Joint Initiatives Reach Committee members or staff liaisons.

For further information, please contact the Boards and Commissions Administrator at 719-520-6555.