Mental Health in the Juvenile Justice SystemThe Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) has  contracted with the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) to produce a resource series on topics in mental health and juvenile justice.

  • The first brief, Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Youth in Contact With the Juvenile Justice System in System of Care Communities, provides an overview of the challenges many system of care communities face in working with children, youth, and young adults involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system and provides concrete examples of how some communities have overcome these challenges.
  • The second brief, Successfully Collaborating With the Juvenile Justice System: Benefits, Challenges, and Key Strategies, takes a closer look at the importance of true collaboration between community-based child-serving agencies in providing a comprehensive array of services and supports and fostering positive outcomes for this population.
  • The third brief, Systems of Care Programs That Serve Youth Involved With the Juvenile Justice System: Funding and Sustainability, explores ways in which communities can financially sustain the efforts they have in place to meet the needs of this population after the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funding period has ended.

Click here to learn more about these studies, and download the infographic.

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