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Minnesota Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (MJJMHCP)

Award Information

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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 three objectives: (1) Systems Change Level – Support the development of three to five juvenile mental health wellness courts in districts across Minnesota, (2) Community Level – Increase access to culturally relevant mental health services for youth, and (3) Stakeholder Level – Support the increased use of mental health treatment programs for justice-involved youth as an alternative to detention. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020