Juvenile Justice & Behavioral Health Partnerships

The Juvenile Justice and Cross-Systems Initiative team supports best and evidence-based practices to increase access, engagement, and effective treatment for children, youth, young adults and families involved in multiple youth-serving systems. This team works from a System of Care philosophy with multiple systems including juvenile justice, child welfare, behavioral health, recovery, managed care, education and community-based programs in partnership with family and youth led organizations.

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NC Juvenile Behavioral Health Partnerships (JJBH Partnerships, also known as Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnerships)

NC JJBH Partnerships is a statewide initiative to address the mental health and substance use needs of young persons and families in contact with the juvenile justice system. UNCG works with 21 local teams across North Carolina who work to increase access to effective, family-centered services and supports for juvenile justice-involved youth with substance use and/or mental health challenges. This System of Care based initiative involves the Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization (LME/MCO), the local Department of Public Safety, and Service Providers.

Christine Murray, UNCG Principal Investigator
Dannette McCain, Program Manager
Danielle Dancy, Program Specialist
Carla Carpenter, Program Specialist
Kenneth Gruber, Evaluator
Carter Landwehrmann, Data Systems Analyst

Tiered Care Coordination Pilot project

This tiered care coordination model connects Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice youth and their families to behavioral health services to support reunification efforts and prevention to moving deeper into the corrections system. This pilot was funded through the Governor’s Task Force and works in partnership with the Division of Mental Health.