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

SAMHSA is pleased to announce the release of Strengthening Our Future: Key Elements To Developing a Trauma-Informed Juvenile Justice Diversion Program for Youth With Behavioral Health Conditions. Developed by SAMHSA's partners as part of the 2014–2015 Policy Academy Action Network Initiative, this report builds off of SAMHSA's concept of trauma and framework for a trauma-informed approach to:

  • Identify nine implementation domains for achieving a trauma-informed juvenile justice diversion program.
  • Highlight case examples from each of the 2014–2015 Policy Academy-Action Network states (Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Tennessee).

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The Policy Academy Action Network Initiative is a joint effort supported by SAMHSA and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (as part of Models for Change: Systems Reform in Juvenile Justice). The overall goal of the initiative was to facilitate implementation of innovative strategies for probation-intake diversion and improved outcomes for youth with behavioral health and trauma-related conditions.
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