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Jurisdictions Sought To Target Youth's Behavioral Health Needs

March 19, 2012

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation will support the participation of eight states in a $1 million effort targeting the behavioral health needs of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system. The project works to divert youth with behavioral health conditions from the juvenile justice system to community-based programs and services. The states will be competitively selected based on their commitment to improving policies and programs for these youth.

For more information or to receive an application, contact SAMHSA's David DeVoursney, at david.devoursney@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Resources:

Read a press release on the effort, at www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1203082519.aspx.

For more information or to receive an application, contact SAMHSA's David DeVoursney, at david.devoursney@samhsa.hhs.gov.

For more information about SAMHSA's Trauma and Justice Strategic Initiative, go to www.samhsa.gov/traumaJustice/.

For more information about the MacArthur Foundation, go to www.macfound.org.

For information about a public/private partnership between the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the MacArthur Foundation, go to http://www.ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2012/ojppr012612.pdf.

 

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