Mercer County CIACC Education Partnership

The mission of the Mercer County CIACC Education Partnership is to promote, develop, and enhance collaborative efforts between school, behavioral health and child protective service systems and other interested parties to improve the well-being of children in Mercer County.

The Partnership was conceived in 2006 by members of the Ocean County CIACC who recognized a need for ongoing, standardized exchange of procedural information between local schools, the child protective service agency and children's behavioral health programs. The services and supports available for children are continually growing and evolving. Through this Partnership, professionals from each of the three systems are provided up-to-date, ongoing training and education on the services that are available and how to access and effectively coordinate with those services, which will help ensure that children receive the help that they need. Through enhancing the knowledge of and communication between professionals, Mercer County children may see the full benefit of these systems working together to meet their multifaceted needs.

Meetings are held via Zoom immediately following CIACC on the 4th Thursday of every month (with a summer break).

Children's Inter-Agency Coordinating Council

The ultimate goal of the CIACC's activities is to oversee behavioral health services available to children and families to ensure that the appropriate and least restrictive level of care is obtained and a comprehensive system of needed services within the County is maintained.