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Applicants Sought for Mental Health Training for Juvenile Justice Staff

February 17, 2012

The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has announced a mental health training initiative for state juvenile justice professionals. The Center will select as many as 10 sites to receive comprehensive mental health training for juvenile justice staff. Training will address adolescent development and mental health disorders in youth in the juvenile justice system, treatment services often used with justice-involved youth, the role of the family, and practical strategies for interacting and communicating with youth with mental health problems.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are jointly sponsoring this project. This initiative is part of a broader partnership between OJJDP and the MacArthur Foundation to improve outcomes for youth involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.

Applications are due February 24, 2012. Download an application online.

Resources:

For more information, visit www.ncmhjj.com.

Download an application at www.ncmhjj.com/news/OJJDP-Mac-Application-final.docx.

For more information on the public/private partnership between OJJDP and the MacArthur Foundation, go to http://www.ojp.gov/newsroom/pressreleases/2012/ojppr012612.pdf.

 

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