Collaborative for Change Releases Inaugural White Paper

Up to 70 percent of all youth in contact with the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet, the juvenile justice system is not always the best or most appropriate place to access the services they need. The Collaborative for Change’s mission paper, Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System, discusses the scope of this problem, scientific breakthroughs that can help, and how communities can adopt better solutions for youth with mental health needs in the juvenile justice system.