Application for Mental Health Training in Juvenile Justice Systems

Posted by Edward Loughran
October 07, 2014

The application for the Mental Health Training Initiative for State and Local Juvenile Detention and Correctional Systems announced last week is now available on the website of the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative for Change at the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice.

This initiative offers up to six sites an opportunity to receive expert train-the-trainer instruction on the Mental Health Training Curriculum for Juvenile Justice (MHTC-JJ). Developed specifically for juvenile justice staff, the MHTC-JJ addresses adolescent development, mental health disorders and treatment, the critical role of families, and practical strategies for engaging and interacting with youth.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation are supporting this initiative to create sustainable mental health training capacity within state and local juvenile justice systems.

State, regional, and local juvenile justice agencies that are responsible for overseeing and managing juvenile detention and/or juvenile correctional facilities are eligible to apply. Completed applications are due by Friday, October 31, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. (ET).

To obtain an application and instructions for completing it, please click here

Questions? Please call Ashley Degnan at 1-866-962-6455 ext. 7 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , indicating "MHTC-JJ Training Initiative" in the subject line.