The Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JJMHCP) supports proposals to develop and implement a cross-system collaborative approach to improve responses and outcomes for youth with mental illness (MI) and co-occurring MI and substance abuse (CMISA) who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Per the authorizing statute, grants awarded under this program shall be used to create or expand:
- Mental health courts or other court-based programs serving youth.
- Programs that offer specialized training to officers, employees of a juvenile justice agency, and mental health personnel in order to better respond to youth with MI or CMISA.
- Programs that support the collaborative efforts of juvenile justice and mental health agencies to promote public safety by offering mental health treatment services and, where appropriate, substance abuse treatment services, for youth with MI or CMISA.
- Programs that support intergovernmental cooperation between state and local governments to address enhanced support to youth with MI or CMISA.
Number of Awards: 8
Total Amount Awarded: $4,983,069
Fort Bend County Community Collaborative Program for Justice-Involved and At-Risk Youth with MI or CMISA (FOCUS Youth) Program
Improving Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth with Behavioral Health Challenges: A Cross Systems Approach
- OJJDP FY 2021 Mentoring for Youth Affected by the Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction
- OJJDP FY 2020 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program Support
- OJJDP FY 2017 Defending Childhood American Indian/Alaska Native Policy Initiative: Supporting Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Systems for Tribes