Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with Juvenile Justice System was developed by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice at Policy Research Associates, Inc. with the support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This report provides the leaders of the juvenile justice and mental health fields with the tools to move forward to develop solutions to meet the needs of vulnerable youth.
Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with Juvenile Justice System represents 4 years of work to develop a conceptual and practical framework for juvenile justice and mental health systems to use when developing strategies, policies, and services aimed at improving mental health services aimed at improving mental health services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. The Model, which sets the highest goals for systems to work toward, summarizes what we now know about the best way to identify and treat mental disorders among youth at key stages of juvenile justice processing, and offers recommendations, guidelines, and examples for how to best do this.
- Associated Mappings:
- Critical Intervention Mapping for Youth
This resource was first shared in 2007.