The Ohio Statewide System Improvement Program

The Statewide System Improvement Program helps states infuse effective and collaborative local-level practices into a systemic, statewide initiative. SSIP is designed to increase effective service to all families in the child welfare system affected by parental substance use disorders. The project enhances and expands successful local level programs and increases cooperation between state-level court, child welfare, and substance abuse treatment agencies. In 2014, Ohio was one of five states selected by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to receive three-year funding under the Statewide System Improvement Program (SSIP). An additional year of funding was awarded in September of 2016.

Specialized Dockets Standards

The Specialized Dockets Standards were established to guide courts in the planning and implementation of all specialized dockets. The standards set forth minimum requirements for the certification and operation of all specialized dockets.

While the standards seek to create a minimum level of uniform practices for specialized dockets, they still allow local specialized dockets to innovate and tailor their specialized docket to respond to local needs and resources.

Specialized Dockets Standards Interactive Graphic

Complete List of Standards

FDTC Resource Guide 101

FDTC Resource Guide 201

Bench Cards


Shelter Care

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This project was supported by Grant # 2014-DC-BX-K003 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department of Justice.
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