In this brief from the CSG Justice Center, an extensive data analysis coupled with over 50 in-person interviews with local and state leaders led to the identification of key recommendations for reducing the number of people with behavioral health disorders cycling in and out of jail.
Mental Health Publications
This report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness discusses the limited insurance coverage for mental health and substance use care, despite the passage of two laws, the Mental Health Parity Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) in 2008 and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010.
This brief from the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform focuses on the key phases and components of the Crossover Youth Practice Model (CYPM) and provides guidance for jurisdictions interested in implementing it.
This publication from the Brennan Center for Justice is a collection of essays on mass incarceration from prominent figures and experts from across the political spectrum. A bipartisan collaboration, the essays reflect a political shift from the punitive policies of the 1980s and 1990s.
This publication from the Mental Health Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice discusses the Front-End Diversion Initiative (FEDI) in Texas, an effort to divert youth with mental health needs away from the juvenile justice system.
This publication from the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges is a guide for juvenile and family courts on how to become more “trauma-informed” in their work. It outlines why courts should seek to understand the trauma experienced […]
This toolkit developed by the National Alliance on Mental Illness contains short guides, videos, facts sheets, and more, which can be used to raise awareness, start a conversation, and share information on mental illnesses with teens.
This snapshot from the National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov provides an overview of juvenile sex offender treatment interventions, their practice components, the latest research on treatment, and more.
This paper from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration discusses unique issues involved with integrating substance use disorder services in health care
This issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Journal of Juvenile Justice features articles on behavioral health therapy for young women in the juvenile justice system; juvenile justice in rural areas; the impact of child protective services on reoffending; reducing “social distance” between minority youth and law enforcement; recommendations on how to help youth get out of gangs; and addressing sex education with youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system.