Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements to Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth with Behavioral Health Conditions

September 02, 2016

News Type:  Weekly Spark, Weekly Spark Announcement

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released a report that presents the current understanding of child trauma in the context of juvenile justice; identifies nine implementation domains essential to achieving a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion approach; and highlights case examples from each state involved in the initiative (Ga., Ind., Mass., and Tenn.). The report was developed by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (NCMHJJ) and the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) as part of the 2014–15 Policy Academy-Action Network Initiative.