Office of Public Defender Services

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This program supports public safety efforts through partnerships with juvenile justice, mental health, and substance use
agencies to enhance responses to justice-involved youth with mental illnesses (MI) and co-occurring disorders. The
Juvenile Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JJMHCP) supports cross-system collaboration to improve
responses and outcomes for youth with MI or co-occurring MI and substance use disorders who come into contact with
the juvenile justice system.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-MO-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of
Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the
Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the
Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and
do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or members of The Council of State Governments.

For more information, please contact Angela Ford LCSW-C