Blending Perspectives and Building Common Ground. Linkages and Collaboration


  • Appropriate linkages to local, State, and Federal programs must be maintained for those services not provided on-site.
  • Linkages with outreach, outpatient, and residential programs should be maintained as a means to assure appropriate matching of women to substance abuse treatment.  Similarly, linkages with parental/child programs (e.g., Head Start) should be encouraged.
  • Support should be offered with the criminal justice system where appropriate, and should include intervention with juvenile or adult justice authorities, TASC (or related case management/tracking systems), Legal Aid, and/or Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Access to needed legal services should be provided if not available through Legal Aid, probation, immigration, child welfare, foster care, and legal service.