The Need for Cross-System Collaboration
Reports and information pointing to the need for cross-system collaboration.
Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice: Several Factors Influence the Placement of Children Solely to Obtain Mental Health Services (PDF - 250 KB)
General Accounting Office (2003)
Discusses a study that investigated factors leading parents to place children in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems solely to obtain mental health services.
Children's Mental Health: What Every Policymaker Should Know (PDF - 262 KB)
Stagman & Cooper (2010)
Discusses mental health problems in children, how widespread the problems are, the children's struggles in schools, and child welfare and juvenile justice systems, limited access to services, and proposals for policy reform.
Custody Relinquishment to Obtain Mental Health Services for Children
Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Includes resources and publications examining custody relinquishment to obtain mental health services, and how to prevent relinquishment.
Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare: Juvenile Justice & Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Provides publications addressing the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and custody relinquishment to obtain mental health services.
Mental Health Issues and Dependency Court (PDF - 262 KB)
The Judges' Page Newsletter, February, 2006
Highlights the importance of identifying mental health issues facing children, teens, and parents involved in the dependency system to ensure availability of quality services.
National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Provides information for professionals working to improve policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system.
Results-Based Public Policy Strategies for Promoting Children's Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health (PDF - 236 KB)
Center for the Study of Social Policy (2012)
Provides policy strategies States can use to implement evidence-based practices to prevent and address social, emotional, and behavioral health disorders.. State examples of effective policies and financing approaches are also included.