Children’s Review Team (CRT)

What is the Children’s Review Team (CRT)?

CRT increases the accessibility of every child to receive appropriate mental health services and to help them enjoy a strong quality of life within their family and community units. CRT uses a multi-systems approach based on Child and Adolescent Social Service Program (CASSP) principles and believes in the resiliency of every child and family. You can expect:

  • The child and family in need of assistance will always be treated with respect and dignity
  • The family will be connected to a family mentor should additional advocacy support be needed
  • Everyone’s voice will be valued and heard.

Who is eligible for CRT?

CRT serves:

  • Children/adolescents between the ages of five and 21 who are being considered for RTF placement
  • Residents of Chester County
  • Those who have or are in the process of obtaining medical assistance (MA)

Who can make a CRT referral?

Anyone can make a referral for CRT:

  • Family members
  • Teachers/counselors
  • Social workers/case managers
  • Mental health workers
  • Hospitals/physicians

What services are provided?

  • Psychiatric/psychological evaluation: an evaluation conducted within the last 30 days recommending placement is needed for a residential treatment facility (RTF) or Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC)
  • An initial call is made to the CRT team at (610) 650-7750, extension 285
  • CRT coordinates an Interagency Services Planning Team (ISPT) meeting
  • ISPT reviews child’s strengths, current concerns, and past interventions
  • An information packet is submitted to Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH) for review
  • CRT monitors child’s progress in placement while assisting family and facility with discharge plans

How to obtain services

For more information, call (610) 650-7750.