Juvenile Mental Health Courts: An Emerging Strategy

Juvenile Mental Health Courts: An Emerging Strategy

Juvenile Mental Health Courts: An Emerging Strategy (6 pages, PDF), an issue brief put out by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, examines the benefits and drawbacks associated with using mental health courts as an alternative for juvenile offenders with mental health disorders. Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the brief details how such courts are funded, which agencies administer them, the criteria used for including individuals in the programs, and the types of services provided to participants.