Local Care Team Administration (Worcester County) Annual


Partners of the Worcester County Local Care team include:

  • Worcester County Department of Social Services
  • Worcester County Health Department
  • Worcester County Board of Education
  • Worcester County Local Behavioral Health Authority
  • Worcester County Local Managment Board
  • Worcester County Department of Social Services
  • Maryland Coalition for Families
Program Summary

FY19 The Worcester County Local Care Team provides recommendations to parents and caregivers of children under the age of 18 that are experiencing multiple issues in the community. The goal of the LCT is to reduce referrals for Out of County and Out of State placements, and provide the necessary community supports to ensure that the child is successful. 

Under Maryland Code (Human Services §8-407) a Local Care Team shall: 

1) be a forum for: 

    a) families of children with intensive needs to receive assistance with the identification of individual needs and potential resources to meet identified needs; and 

    b) interagency discussions and problem solving for individual child and family needs and systemic needs; 

2) refer children and families to: 

    a) care management entities when appropriate; and 

    b) available local and community resources; 

3) provide training and technical assistance to local agency and community partners; 

4) identify and share resource development needs and communicate with the care management entity, local core service agencies, provider networks, local management boards, and other local care teams in surrounding jurisdictions; and 

5) discuss a request for a voluntary placement agreement for a child with a developmental disability or a mental illness under § 5-525 of the Family Law Article. 

Current Actual Value
Current Target Value
% Change
FY 2022
FY 2022
Scorecard Result Container Indicator Measure Action Actual Value Target Value Tag S R I P PM A m/d/yy m/d/yyyy