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Resource Center on Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Established Collaborative for Change

January 23, 2014

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has launched the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change, one of four new online resource centers that the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports as part of the new Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. The Collaborative for Change offers information and resources on mental health reforms that states involved in the Models for Change initiative have developed and provides training and technical assistance for effectively implementing the reforms nationwide.

Resource Center PartnershipAmong the topics:

  • Mental health screening and risk/needs assessment for youth in juvenile justice settings.
  • Diversion strategies and program models for youth with mental health needs.
  • Training for juvenile justice staff and police on adolescent development and mental health needs.
  • Coordination and integration of juvenile justice and child welfare systems to improve outcomes for youth.


Read about the OJJDP and MacArthur Foundation partnership in support of the Models for Change initiative.

Learn more about the four resource centers.