Children’s System of Care

In New Jersey, behavioral health services for children, including children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), are provided through the Children’s System of Care (CSOC). The CSOC is operated by the NJ Department of Families and Children and administered by PerformCare, a behavioral health managed care organization. DDHA does not provide services through the Children’s System of Care. However, DDHA works closely with Developmental Disabilities Health Partners (DDHP), a non-profit organization providing community-based intensive in-home behavioral services to children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in sixteen New Jersey counties through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. DDHP works in concert with the CSOC management organization PerformCare, and retains memoranda of understanding with county-based Care Management Organizations (CMO) as well as Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS). Please see the DDHP website for details. In addition, more information about the Children’s System of Care can be found at the website of the NJ Department of Children and Families. More information about PerformCare can be found at the PerformCare website.