The core team was convened and staffed on a day-to-day basis by personnel at the Kentucky DCBS. The core team met on an approximately monthly basis to discuss project updates and ensure that the project stayed on schedule. The team included the state senator who chaired the Kentucky Senate Committee on Health & Welfare, the commissioner of the Kentucky DCBS, the state’s child welfare agency and the AOC.
The implementation team, which included representatives from multiple public and private agencies, met once as a large group, with ongoing contact through small-group meetings and by email. Members of the core and implementation teams struggled with constraints on time and their ability to carry out their ambitious agenda, but the meetings they held were worthwhile to the key state partners who attended them in terms of building support, planning and disseminating best practices across the state.