Family Engagement

Actively engaging and involving families of youth in contact with the juvenile justice system leads to better outcomes for youth.

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Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project | EXPANDCOLLAPSE

Given the high prevalence of youth with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in the juvenile justice system, as well as the poor outcomes associated with these conditions, many juvenile drug courts have modified or are considering adapting their policies and programs to include and effectively address the treatment needs of these youth. As a… Read More

Given the high prevalence of youth with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders in the juvenile justice system, as well as the poor outcomes associated with these conditions, many juvenile drug courts have modified or are considering adapting their policies and programs to include and effectively address the treatment needs of these youth.

As a partner in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project, the NCMHJJ seeks to enhance understanding of the impact of co-occurring disorders on juvenile drug court policy and program development. This goal is achieved through several activities including:

  • providing trainings to judges and court personnel on best practices and model programs
  • producing targeted resources to guide practice
  • convening virtual learning opportunities
  • engaging juvenile drug court staff in educational opportunities at state and national conferences
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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change | EXPANDCOLLAPSE

From 2013-2016 the NCMHJJ coordinated the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change: A Training, Technical Assistance, and Education Center, one of four Resource Centers featured in the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership. The Collaborative for Change shared information on the mental health reforms that were developed by states involved with Models for Change… Read More

From 2013-2016 the NCMHJJ coordinated the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change: A Training, Technical Assistance, and Education Center, one of four Resource Centers featured in the Models for Change Resource Center Partnership.

The Collaborative for Change shared information on the mental health reforms that were developed by states involved with Models for Change and provided guidance to support their effective implementation in new communities throughout the country.

Assistance offered by the Collaborative for Change included:

  • Web-based resource center
  • A staffed help desk
  • Off-site and on-site assistance and consultation
  • On-site training
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Engage, Involve, Empower: Family Engagement in Juvenile Drug Courts

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Family Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System

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Cross-Systems Mapping Flyer

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Family Involvement in the Juvenile Justice System

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Building the Right Cross-Systems Team to Support your Diversion: The Responder Model

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Identifying, Engaging, and Empowering Families: A Charge for Juvenile Justice Agencies

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Family Engagement in the Juvenile Justice System

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Family Involvement: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

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Family Involvement: Working with Families in the Juvenile Justice System

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Providing Effective Treatment for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders

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New Directions to Effectively Address Co-occurring Mental Disorders

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The Role of Family in Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs for Youth with Behavioral Health Need...

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Family Engagement and Involvement

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Family Involvement Resource Inventory

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Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System

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A Blueprint for Change: Improving the System Response to Youth with Mental Health Needs Involved with the Juvenile Justice System

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Involving Families of Youth Who Are in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System

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