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NCJ Number: 229168 Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Joint Policy Statement
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: September 2006
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Delmar, NY 12054
Sale Source: National Ctr for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
c/o Policy Research Associates
345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
United States of America
Document: PDF|PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This policy statement outlines the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Mental Health/Juvenile Justice (MH/JJ) Work Group’s key components in the development of a comprehensive model system that provides for cross-systems collaboration in addressing youth with mental health needs and co-occurring substance abuse issues.
Abstract: The Mental Health/Juvenile Justice (MH/JJ) Work Group of the Pennsylvania MacArthur Foundation Models for Change Initiative is comprised of representatives from the juvenile justice, mental health, child welfare, drug and alcohol, and education systems as well as families. The goal of the MH/JJ Work Group is to engender these systems to change and ensure that safeguards are in place to avoid the misdiagnosis and/or over diagnosis of youth in the juvenile justice system, and entails a commitment to cross-systems collaboration. The MH/JJ Work Group seeks to support every Pennsylvania County in developing a comprehensive model system that includes the fundamentals of screening and assessment, continuum of services (diversion, short-term interventions and crisis management, evidence-based treatment, and continuity of care/aftercare), family involvement, funding, and legal protections.
Main Term(s): Juvenile justice reform
Index Term(s): Cooperation among juvenile agencies; Interagency cooperation; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile mental health services; Local juvenile justice systems; Pennsylvania; State juvenile justice systems; Underage Drinking
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