Other Programs & Initiatives

Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative

This initiative works to reduce the over representation of minority youth throughout the key decision points in the juvenile justice system. The DMC committee reviews and analyzes juvenile justice data, demographics and statistics, and plans and implements alternatives to detention.

School Based Wellness Centers

The health centers provide comprehensive full day mental health and medical services for students at Oxon Hill, Fairmont Heights, Bladensburg, and Northwestern high schools. Evening services for children ages pre-kindergarten through grade 12 are offered at the Oxon Hill High School Evening Community Pediatric Center.

Local Care Team (LCT)

The Local Care Team (LCT) is a collaborative body of representatives from child serving agencies and a parent advocate, that meet biweekly, in collaboration with the lead agency, to review and implement the plan of care for youth with special or intensive needs. The youth may require a residential placement or alternative to residential placement due to behavioral, educational, developmental, or mental health disabilities.

If you have questions regarding the Local Care Team, you may call 301-265-8446.