School-Based Diversion: Strategic Innovations from the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network provided an update and summary on the work of the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network’s School-Based Diversion Strategic Innovation Group. The participating states (Connecticut, Illinois, Ohio, and Washington) developed school-based diversion initiatives that targeted youth with mental health needs who are at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system.
The participating states focused their efforts on the large number of youth with behavioral health needs referred to the juvenile justice system directly from schools. These states developed school-based diversion initiatives that target youth with mental health needs who are at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system.
The National Center for Youth Opportunity and Justice (NCYOJ) originally developed and maintained this resource. The NCYOJ was operated by Policy Research, Inc. and operated from 2001 to 2022 and was formerly known as the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice. The NCYOJ improved life opportunities for youth through systems and practice improvement initiatives.
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