MARC Policy and Procedure Manual
With support from the Models for Change Initiative, Calcasieu Parish implemented the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) – a centralized point of intake for both FINS and delinquent youth, with the goal of diverting youth and families in need to services as quickly as possible. This policy and procedure manual is an accompanying resource to A Toolkit for Status Offense System Reform, Module Three: Planning and Implementing System Change. It includes and introduction to the center (along with a process flow chart) and contains a wealth of information about MARC operations across the following categories: eligibility criteria, personnel, training, operational procedures, assessments, collaboration, and quality assurance. It also MAYSI decision rules and a JIFF matrix.