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Probation Agencies Sought for Youth Mental Health Screening Project

April 23, 2012

The National Youth Screening and Assessment Project (NYSAP) is inviting applications from juvenile justice jurisdictions to participate in the Risk and Mental Health Screening and Assessment of Youth (RAMSAY) Technical Assistance Demonstration Project. 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.

This competition originally closed in February 2012 and has been re-opened with revised eligibility criteria. Applications are due by May 9, 2012.

Resources:

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

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

 

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