Strengthening Collaboration between the Behavioral Health and Juvenile Justice Systems to Improve Reentry Outcomes

Past Event
July 29, 2016, 8:00 am

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Approximately 70 percent of youth who are involved in the juvenile justice system have behavioral health needs. This webinar discusses strategies for effective collaboration to connect youth returning home from confinement to behavioral health services in their communities. Panelists from Massachusetts and Washington share approaches that have been successful in their states in improving behavioral health outcomes for youth reentering their communities.

This webinar is especially useful for juvenile correctional agencies, behavioral health agencies, clinicians, reentry coordinators, probation and parole staff, and other stakeholders.


  • Robert Kinscherff, Senior Associate, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
  • Yvonne Sparling, Director of Clinical Services, Massachusetts Department of Youth Services
  • Pamala Sacks-Lawlar, Behavioral Healthcare Administrator, Department of Social and Health Services
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