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Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG)

April 20, 2021

Wraparound is a family-centered, strength-based philosophy of care used to guide service planning for students with or at high risk of emotional and behavioral disabilities and their families. Wraparound results in a uniquely designed individual plan for a child and family to achieve a set of outcomes that reflect family/youth voice and choice.

The Tier III intensive level of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) integrates the individualized wraparound process through related service structures in the school and community including special education, mental health, and juvenile justice. Interagency collaboration and supports for families, teachers, and other caregivers are an essential part of these plans. Interventions and supports for multiple life domains such as safety, medical, social, psychological, basic needs, and living environment are a necessary part of the process.

Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG) are local interagency groups either public or private.1987 The Texas Legislature enacted Senate Bill 298, requiring eight child-serving public agencies to work together to assist children and youth who were falling through the cracks in the service system. These eight agencies, along with the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, private sector organizations, and advocates, developed the Community Resource Coordination Group model. CRCGs are required to report data to the governor.

Memorandum of Understanding for Coordinated Services to Persons Needing Services from More Than One Agency

Who Serves on CRCGs?

CRCGs are organized and established on a county-by-county basis. CRCG members are from public and private sector agencies and organizations. Many CRCGs also include parents, consumers, or caregivers as members. CRCG members include the following representatives:

Who do CRCGs serve?

  • Children and Youth from birth to 22 years of age.
  • Adults 18 and above
  • Families all ages

CRCGs serves any individuals currently receiving or have once received services from at least one of the participating 11 agencies or if the needs of the individual cannot be met by anyone agency. Family participation is encouraged.


How does CRCG work?

Individuals are connected to CRCGs by local agencies or directly from the community. Agency representatives and families meet on an individual basis to plan specific services.

Referral →CRCG PROCESS→Individual Service Plan


Who should refer?

Families, LEA- Local Education Agencies, Agencies


Who should be referred?

Students with mental health issues, social-behavioral issues, drug abuse, children out of control in school, home or community.


Why should we refer?

Mental health is an epidemic in our country. Most referrals to CRCG are related to skills development issues (i.e. social skills, challenging behavior, anger management, etc.)

Fix the problems for the child outside the school and participation in learning will increase.


*CRCGs should be considered a last resort. Local Education Agencies (LEAs ) should have exhausted all efforts through Multi-tiered Systems of Support such as PBIS, Behavior RTI and SPED processes prior to considering referrals to CRCGs.


Who should I contact:

Mari Garza

ESC 2 Contact for CRCG Region Wide or 361-561-8539

Charles Smith

PH.D–Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County (Nueces County) or 361-886-1331

Linda Perez

–Coastal Plains Community Center (Brooks, Kleberg, Duval, and Jim Wells County) or 361-592-6481

Debra Saenz

–Coast Plains Community Center (Live Oak, San Pat, Aransas and Bee County) or 361-777-3991


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