Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates and the Technical Assistance Collaborative have released “Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions.” This report is a part of the Policy Academy Action Network Initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation as part of Models for Change. This report identifies nine implementation domains for achieving a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion program and highlights case examples from each state involved in the initiative.

Population of focus: Youth

Link to resource: Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions (pdf)

Date: 2016

Organization: The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates and the Technical Assistance Collaborative