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Probation Agencies Sought for Youth Mental Health Screening Project

February 20, 2012

The National Youth Screening and Assessment Project will support the participation of two state-level juvenile probation agencies in the Mental Health Screening and Risk/Needs Assessment in Juvenile Justice Demonstration Project. The probation agencies, which will be selected through a competitive process, will participate in the evaluation of an empirically informed approach to case planning. The project will evaluate and improve probation agencies' decision-making skills when processing youth in the juvenile justice system, thereby reducing costs, improving resource allocation, and reducing further delinquency.

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 27, 2012. Download an application form online.

Resources:

For more information about the project, go to www.nysap.us.

To download an application form, go to www.nysap.us/Mental%20Health%20Screening%20and%20Risk%20Needs%20Assessment%20Demo%20Project%20-%20Application%20Form.pdf.

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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