About The Institute for Innovation & Implementation, University of Maryland School of Social Work

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) is housed within the University of Maryland School of Social Work and serves as a training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center for the Maryland Children's Cabinet agencies, along with multiple states, localities, and private organizations. The Institute has an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff with degrees in criminology, public health, psychology, social work, social policy, and law, as well as family members who are working on children?s behavioral health issues.

The Institute has 56 contracts with Maryland State foundations and local jurisdictions and federal agencies as well as states and localities nationally. The Institute?s goal is to develop effective service systems and establish a skilled workforce that can expand and sustain community-based systems of care across the country to benefit all children and youth with behavioral health needs and their families.

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