National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
Added Feb 2, 2009
Policy Research, Inc.
345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, NY 12054
Phone (518) 439-7415
Fax (518) 439-7612
The National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice was established in 2001 in response to growing concerns about the care and treatment of youth with mental health problems who come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Its mission is to assist the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice. The Center is operated by Policy Research, Inc. in Delmar, New York.
The Center provides information and practical assistance to state and local policymakers, practitioners, and agencies interested in mental health and juvenile justice issues. The Center also serves as a home to several interrelated projects supported by public and private organizations that focus on improving the response to youth with mental health needs who come in contact with the juvenile justice system.