Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $622,883)
The Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JJMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve responses and outcomes for youth with mental illness (MI) or co-occurring MI and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the juvenile justice system. This program supports public safety efforts through partnerships with juvenile justice, mental health and substance abuse agencies to enhance responses to justice-involved youth with MI and CMISA. This project is a cross-departmental relationship between the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), and Minnesota Department of Public Safety. This project focuses on developing three Tribal Healing to Wellness Court sites in Minnesota.