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Since 2012, 1,200 juvenile justice practitioners from across the country have been certified to deliver the NCMHJJ’s Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHTC-JJ). This newly updated infographic captures the results of the training’s evaluation and an analysis of the impact made countrywide by its certified trainers. The MHTC-JJ provides critical information on adolescent development… Read More


The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice is pleased to announce the release of Building a School Responder Model: Guidance From Existing Diversion Initiatives for Youth With Behavioral Health Needs. This interactive web product provides guidance and tools to support localities in building a school-based diversion initiative for youth with behavioral health needs.… Read More


Hundreds of juvenile justice practitioners from all across the country have been certified since 2012 to deliver the NCMHJJ’s Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHTC-JJ). This infographic captures the results of the training’s evaluation and an analysis of the impact made countrywide by its certified trainers. The MHTC-JJ provides critical information on adolescent development… Read More


Two NCMHJJ webinars are addressing different topics related to youth trauma, both of them in partnership with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as part of the Defending Childhood State Policy Initiative. The first webinar, “Understanding Trauma in the Context of Juvenile Justice Systems,” took place on September 16, 2016, from 3:30 to… Read More


Vera Institute of Justice recently released an infograph exploring juvenile diversion models for police and families. The infograph accompanies their recent report, It Takes a Village, which is informed by the learnings of jurisdictions across the county engaged in establishing new ways to divert young people away the juvenile justice system and toward needed services.… Read More


The NCMHJJ continues to seek participation of coordinators of juvenile drug courts (JDCs), juvenile mental health courts (JMHCs), and hybrids thereof (hereafter referred to simply as JDCs) in the United States for a survey on family engagement. In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the NCMHJJ is conducting a nationwide… Read More


The NCMHJJ continues to seek participation of coordinators of juvenile drug courts (JDCs), juvenile mental health courts (JMHCs), and hybrids thereof (hereafter referred to simply as JDCs) in the United States for a survey on family engagement. In partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the NCMHJJ is conducting a nationwide… Read More


On June 16, 2016, the Juvenile Justice Learning Community (LC) will hold a meeting focusing on the core components of a trauma-informed juvenile diversion system. It will address all the critical elements contained in the NCMHJJ’s recent publication, Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health… Read More