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Title: Juvenile Justice & Mental Health Initiative 2007 Data Book

Juvenile Justice Mental Health Initiative2007
Data Book
Examples of Possible Targeted Areas for
  • Texas Special Needs Diversionary Program
  • Statewide funded initiative involving mental
    health juvenile justice agencies
  • Co-located probation/licensed practitioner of
    healing arts
  • Referrals allowed at every point in the process
  • Teams provide case management, service provision,
    and supervision
  • New York PINS Diversion Program
  • Collaboration between nine state agencies
  • Divert status offenders from further penetrating
    system via community-based services
  • Alternatives to formal processing and secure
  • Connecticut CSCI Teams
  • System-wide implementation of the MAYSI-2
  • County-based assessment model for providing
    expedited mental health evaluations
  • Creation of multi-disciplinary case review teams
    to review assessments and make recommendations
    for services
  • Significant expansion of evidenced-based
    treatment services
  • Minnesota Targeted Areas of Improvement
  • Follow-up after the screen

Data Book Organization
  • Key National Reports related to Juvenile Justice
    and/or Childrens Mental Health to inform our
  • Key Minnesota reports/work related to Juvenile
    Justice and/or Childrens Mental Health to inform
    our work
  • Available Minnesota data that informs our work
  • Summaries of the national and Minnesota issues
    using the four cornerstones Collaboration
    Identification Diversion Treatment plus Funding
  • A final summary of what Minnesota has in place
    and what needs improvement

The National Perspective
  • Surgeon Generals Report 2001
  • Presidents New Freedom Commission 2003
  • Roadmap to Transforming Mental Health 2005
  • NCMHJJ Issues and Emerging Trends 2000
  • NCMHJJ Blue Print for Change 2006

National PerspectiveSurgeon Generals Mental
Health Commission 2001
  • Children at greatest risk for mental health
  • Physical problems
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Low birth weight
  • Family history
  • Multigenerational poverty
  • Caregiver separation
  • Abuse, neglect

National PerspectiveSurgeon Generals Mental
Health Commission 2001
  • Nationally, 1 in 5 youth experience symptoms of
    DSM-IV disorder
  • Challenges and Solutions
  • Organization and financing of mental health
  • Data privacy and information sharing
  • Efficacy of treatment options
  • Stigma of mental disorders
  • Supply of providers and services
  • Family involvement as partners
  • Trained staff in schools, justice system
  • Treatments that are tailored to age, gender,
  • Systems of care approach
  • Residential treatment and re-entry

National PerspectivePresidents New Freedom
Commission 2003
  • There are limited mental services in correctional
  • People who come in contact with JJ system are
  • Poor
  • Uninsured
  • Disproportionately members of minority groups
  • Homeless
  • Living with co-occurring disorders
  • As youth progress through the JJ system, rates of
    mental disorder increase (Baerger et al, 2000)

National PerspectivePresidents New Freedom
Commission 2003
  • Goals with accompanying recommendations
  • MH is essential to overall health
  • Services must be consumer and family-driven
  • Disparities are eliminated
  • Need for early mental health screening,
    assessment, and referral
  • Services are quality and research-based

Presidents New Freedom Commission Consumer and
  • Address mental health problems in the juvenile
  • System with
  • Appropriate diversion and re-entry strategies
  • Individualized care plans
  • Align funding streams to improve access and
  • Collaborative, coordinated system of care
    (federal, state, local government, families and

Presidents New Freedom Commission Eliminate
  • Improve access to culturally competent care
  • Improve access in rural and remote areas

Presidents New Freedom Commission Screening,
Assessment, and Referral
  • Routine and periodic early screening
  • Screen for co-occurring and link with integrated
  • Clear agency or system responsibility for SED
    children (partnership with schools)
  • Payment for core services of evidenced-based,
    collaborative care including case management,

Presidents New Freedom Commission Quality and
  • Advance evidenced-based practices
  • Develop knowledge in understudied areas including
    mental health disparities, medications, trauma,
    acute care
  • Reimbursement polices that foster converting
    research to practice

National PerspectiveRoadmap for Federal Action
on Americas Mental Health Crisis 2005
  • Concrete implementation steps for Presidents
  • New Freedom Commission
  • Maximize effectiveness of scarce resources by
    coordinating programs
  • Stop making criminals of those whose MH results
    in inappropriate behavior
  • Get the right services to the right people at the
    right time
  • Invest in children include family in decision
  • Promote self-sufficiency

National PerspectiveRoadmap for Federal Action
on Americas Mental Health Crisis 2005
  • Stop making criminals to those whose
  • mental illness results in inappropriate
  • behavior
  • Fund diversion programs for nonviolent offenders
    treatment instead of detention
  • Eliminate warehousing of youth in juvenile
  • Promote successful community re-entry

National perspectiveNCMHJJ Trends and Emerging
Issues 2000
  • Clarity needed-which agency is lead agency for
    providing mental health services
  • Inadequate screening and assessment
  • Lack of training, staffing and programs
  • Lack of funding and clear funding streams to
    support services
  • Lack of balance between community-based services
    and mental health beds

National PerspectiveBlueprint for Change 2006
National PerspectiveBlueprint for Change
  • Collaboration The JJ and MH systems must work
    jointly to address the issue
  • Identification Systematically identify needs at
    all critical stages
  • Diversion Whenever possible divert youth to
    community-based services
  • Treatment Provide youth with effective treatment
    to meet their needs

National PerspectiveBlueprint for Change
Critical Intervention Points
  • Places within the juvenile justice system where
    opportunities exist to improve collaboration,
    identification, diversion and treatment for these

Secure Placement
Initial Contact and Referral
Judicial Processing
Probation Supervision
Blueprint for Change Practical Application at
Critical Intervention Points
  • Initial Contact
  • Specialized training for law enforcement
  • Co-responding teams
  • Probation Intake
  • Standardized mental health screening for all
  • Creation of diversion mechanisms

Blueprint for Change Practical Application at
Critical Intervention Points
  • Detention
  • Standardized mental health screening
  • Establishment of linkages with community-based
    mental health providers
  • Judicial Processing
  • Ensure that Judges have access to the information
    they need to make informed dispositional

Blueprint for Change Practical Application at
Critical Intervention Points
  • Dispositional Alternatives
  • Community-based alternatives with a strong
    probation supervision component whenever possible
  • Access to evidence-based mental health treatments
    for youth committed to juvenile corrections
  • Re-Entry
  • Discharge planning that begins shortly after
  • Linkages with community providers to ensure
    access to mental health services
  • Planning to ensure that a youth is enrolled in
    Medicaid or some other type of insurance

Past and Current Mn Initiatives
  • Childrens Comprehensive Mental Health Act 1989
  • DHS Integrated Fund 1992
  • Supreme Court JJ Task Force 2001
  • DHS Blueprint for a MN MH System of Care 2002
  • Juvenile Justice Mental Health Screening 2003
  • PACER Survey 2004
  • Umbrella Rules 2005
  • Mn Mental Health Action Group 2005
  • State Advisory Council on Mental Health 2006
  • JDAI and DMC 2006
  • Doing Juveniles Justice 2007
  • Evidenced-based projects and grants

MinnesotaComprehensive Childrens Mental Health
Act 1989
  • Governs the states county-based, publicly funded
    childrens mental health service system
  • Based on system of care model with 3 entities
    state authority, local authority, providers
  • Childrens Mental Health Collaborative can assume
    duties of local authority

Minnesota Comprehensive Childrens Mental Health
Act 1989
  • Services
  • Education and prevention
  • Mental health identification and intervention
  • Emergency services
  • Additional services for children with ED and SED

MinnesotaDHS Childrens Integrated Fund 1992
  • A legislatively mandated study of the feasibility
    of a
  • childrens mental health integrated fund.
  • Identified barriers
  • Many seriously emotionally disturbed children are
    not classified as SED.
  • Many children accused of breaking the law are
    emotionally disturbed.
  • Emotionally disturbed and delinquent populations
    are the same children. Maintaining the
    distinction hinders treatment allowing one agency
    to pass the child off to another agency.

MinnesotaDHS Childrens Integrated Fund 1992
  • Identified barriers
  • Efforts at coordination are often informal,
    taking the form of interpersonal relationships
  • Inadequate funding levels
  • Eligibility criteria limit matching youth to
  • Least restrictive setting can limit tx options
  • State agencies missions are narrowly defined,
    the result is fragmented delivery

Minnesota DHS Childrens Integrated Fund 1992
  • Identified Barriers cont
  • Family preservation policy when children
    shouldnt return home
  • Resources go to most seriously ill leaving little
    for prevention and early intervention
  • The conduct disorder label can exclude children
    from mental health tx and EBD services instead
    placing them in correctional settings
  • No one agency has overall responsibility

MinnesotaSupreme Court Juvenile Justice Services
Task Force 2001
  • Gaps in services include
  • Assessment Mental health services CD services
  • Fetal alcohol screening assessment
    Culturally and gender specific services a
    family-centered approach
  • Unified, systematic approach to assessments
    throughout the state
  • Use of evidenced-based services

Minnesota DHSBlueprint for a Childrens Mental
Health System of Care 2002
  • A blueprint for repairing and re-building the
    Minnesota childrens mental health system of
  • The report identified service gaps and made
    recommendations for change.
  • One significant outcome from this report was the
    2003 Juvenile Mental Health Screening legislation
    for youth in the corrections and child protection

Minnesota DHS Blueprint for a Childrens Mental
Health System of Care 2002
  • Funding
  • Mn childrens mental health system of care is
    fragmented because of federal and state funding
  • Funding has not been adequate to meet the
    mandates of Mn Comprehensive Childrens Mental
    Health Act
  • Enhance multiagency coordination and develop
    reimbursement schemes that encourage coordination
  • Educate POs that children in juvenile justice
    system are eligible for services under Childrens
    Mental Health Act

Minnesota DHS Blueprint for a Childrens Mental
Health System of Care 2002
  • Coordination
  • Coordinate screening, referral, and assessment
    activities across agencies
  • Integrate appropriate transition services into
    service systems and case planning at all levels
    (juvenile justice to community)

Minnesota DHS Blueprint for a Childrens Mental
Health System of Care 2002
  • Early Identification
  • Both locally and nationally, correctional systems
  • particular are becoming default mental health
    providers a
  • direct consequence of a lack of early
  • Create/expand targeted venues for mental health
    screening i.e. juvenile corrections
  • Create incentive for agencies to invest in front
    end services
  • .

MinnesotaJuvenile Justice Mental Health
Screening 2003
  • Who? Juvenile Justice Population
  • Children ages 10 to 18
  • Judicial finding of delinquency
  • Allegedly committed a delinquent act and who have
    had an initial detention hearing, with court
    ordering the child in detention (parent consent
  • Committed a juvenile petty offense for the third
    or subsequent time

Minnesota Juvenile Justice Mental Health
Screening 2003
  • Funding and Data
  • Counties receive an allocation based on the
    number of completed screens
  • Counties report data through the Court Services
    Tracking System and submit to DHS

MinnesotaJuvenile Justice Mental Health
Screening 2003
  • Next Steps
  • Continue to promote the benefits of early
    identification and intervention
  • Training mental health disorders
    evidenced-based mental health treatment
  • Work with Counties to increase screenings
  • Develop better data analysis strategies

MinnesotaPACER Family Needs Research Project 2004
  • The goal was to better understand what
  • parents families need from mental health
  • system
  • Public Policy Recommendations include
  • Access and information
  • Training
  • Funding

MinnesotaPACER Family Needs Research Project 2004
  • Access and Information
  • Easier access to service
  • Access to information regarding the right to
  • Need for an effective oversight mechanism
  • Well defined roles and responsibilities
  • Include parents in planning implementation
  • Appropriate use of medication

MinnesotaPACER Family Needs Research Project 2004
  • Training
  • Service providers are competent with cultures
    they serve
  • Professionals are adequately trained
  • Professionals deliver quality services

MinnesotaPACER Family Needs Research Project 2004
  • Funding
  • Simplify
  • Clarify financial responsibility of insurers and
  • More prevention and early intervention for
  • Funding so schools have adequate resources to
    provide mandated services for children with
    mental health concerns

MinnesotaUmbrella Rule 2005
  • Joint DHS and DOC rules promulgated to
  • provide consistent secure and non-secure
  • "licensing" and "program" standards
  • Enables juvenile facilities to provide
  • services to juveniles with single or multiple
  • problems who are in out-of-home placement
  • programs. 

MinnesotaUmbrella Rule 2005
  • The Rules promulgate
  • Program outcomes that promote healthy development
    including mental health
  • Mental health screening
  • Chemical abuse/dependency screening
  • Case plans that provide needed services
    identified by screening
  • Timely access to services
  • Coordinated delivery of social services
  • Trained staff

Minnesota Mental Health Action Group 2005
  • MMHAG is a coalition of agencies and
    organizations including
  • Depts. of Human Services and Health and created
    to transform
  • the mental health system to better serve children
    and families.
  • Public/private partnerships that are responsive
    to consumers
  • Fiscal framework that delivers right services at
    right time in right setting
  • Quality of care that is measurable
  • Adequate supply of trained qualified
  • Earlier identification and intervention
  • Coordination of care and services so system is
    easy to navigate

MinnesotaState Advisory Council on Mental Health
and Subcommittee on Childrens Mental Health 2006
  • Develop and fund an adequate infrastructure
    within the correctional system to identify and
    treat mental health
  • Increase public awareness of service gaps
    addressing MN issues as a priority in JJ system
  • Develop database to monitor the long terms
    outcomes of youth in the corrections system with
    MH or co-occurring disorders
  • Establish a task force to develop and implement a
    comprehensive system to prevent youth with MH
    issues from entering JJ system

MinnesotaJuvenile Detention Alternative
Initiative 2006
  • JDAI Mission To make systemic changes to
  • juvenile detention practices by
  • Addressing issues of detention utilization
  • Reducing reliance on secure detention
  • Addressing minority over-representation
  • Establishing process for improvement
  • Pilots in Hennepin, Ramsey, Dakota counties

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles Justice March 2007
  • A blueprint for reform from the Juvenile Justice
  • of the Childrens Mental Health Collaborative in
    Henn Co.
  • Reduce Institutionalization
  • Reduce Racial Disparity
  • Ensure Access to Quality Counsel
  • Create a Range of Community-based Programs
  • Recognize and Serve Youth with Specialized Needs
  • Improve Aftercare and Reentry
  • Maximize Youth, Family, and Community
  • Keep Youth Out of Adult Prisons

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeReducing Racial
  • Uniform statewide structure for documenting a
    youths racial/ethnic identity
  • Data collection by race and/or ethnicity at in
    comparison to proportionality at each point of
    contact in the JJ system

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeEnsure Access
to Quality Counsel
  • Specialized training for attorneys on topics such
    as adolescent development, mental health and
    special education
  • Cross-system representation when adolescents are
    involved in multiple systems
  • Evidenced-based practices that meet
    individualized youth needs

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeCommunity-Based
  • Conduct an audit in each county to assess the
    availability of local treatment for mental
    health, chemical health, family/cultural issues.
  • Shift funding priorities from out-of-home
    placement to increasing community-based

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeYouth with
Special Needs
  • Silos are replaced by holistic care, wrap-around
  • Screening tool for mental health and chemical
    dependency issues
  • Expansion of services for mental health and
    chemical dependency issues
  • County-funded, community-based mental health

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeImprove
Aftercare and Reentry
  • Statewide use of risk to re-offend tool
  • Uniform standards for aftercare
  • Require all juvenile treatment programs to report
    recidivism data and risk adjusting factors

MinnesotaDoing Juveniles JusticeMaximize
  • Assessments of family system/support
  • Use of family-strengthening communitybased
    interventions including MST, FFT, and ART

Minnesota Challenges in Childrens Mental Health
(from DHS 2007)
  • Decrease in state and county spending since 2003
  • Reductions in funding to Childrens and Family
  • Overcoming fragmentation as different public
    systems who serve same children struggle to
    integrate resources
  • More meaningful partnerships between public and
    private systems

MinnesotaNew 2007 Childrens Mental Health
  • Approximately 50 of the proposed infrastructure
    investments for
  • childrens mental health in the Governors Mental
    Health Initiative was
  • approved by the legislature.
  • Increase in funds available for school-based
    mental health services
  • Increase to providers awarded a childrens mental
    health grant including CTSS
  • Funds for early intervention services
  • Funds for respite care for youth at risk of
    out-of-home placement
  • Funds for lost funding to Collaboratives
  • Funds for adolescent integrated dual diagnosis
    treatment services
  • Funds for culturally competent mental health
    professionals and services
  • Targeted dollars for victims of trauma and
  • Expanded case management
  • Funding for ACE
  • Funding for voluntary opt-in suicide prevention
    efforts in schools

MinnesotaEvidence and Community-Based Practices
  • The Hawaii Model Evidenced-based practices for
    Childrens Mental Health (3 year systems change
  • Northwest Council of Collaboratives (systems of
    care grant) involving 6 counties including
    Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk, and
    Red Lake
  • STARS for Childrens Mental Health is a six year
    cooperative agreement created by Central
    Minnesota Mental Health Center and Benton,
    Stearns, Sherburne and Wright counties to design
    a system of care that improves the coordination
    of access to and effectiveness of services for
    youth with social, emotional, and behavioral
  • FFT, MST, and ART in several counties
  • Early intervention programs like ACE, Ramsey
  • Truancy Diversion Programs in various counties
  • Treatment foster homes and group homes (MITH)

Minnesota Interviews
  • Legislators including Reps. Walker, Loeffler,
    Paymer, Greiling, Johnson, Sens. Berglin, Huntley
  • Director, Ramsey County Childrens Mental Health
  • Ombudsman,State Mental Health
  • Director, Wilder Childrens Mental Health
  • Director, Tri County Community Corrections (Polk,
    Norman, Red Lake)
  • Deputy Director and Mental Health Liaison, Dakota
  • Juvenile Probation Supervisor, Olmsted County
  • Pacer Family Advocates
  • Washington County team including probation,
    mental health, detention, residential placement
  • MCCCA Residential Treatment Providers

Interview Themes from County CorrectionsFunding
  • Funding for mental health services is inadequate
  • Payment for mental health services for
    corrections youth is an issue
  • The size of agency placement budgets drives the
    degree to which agencies collaborate
  • Mental Health Collaboratives are increasingly
    reliant on grants for funding
  • Funding is not available for probation to consult
    with mental health professionals
  • Mental health professionals are needed in
    education and justice system but funding is in
    mental health and social service divisions

Interview Themes from County CorrectionsCollabora
  • Mental health system is very fragmented
  • There are no incentives for collaboration among
  • Agency leadership drives the degree to which
    county agencies collaborate
  • Relationships drive the degree to which county
    agencies collaborate
  • Dont know how many corrections kids are open for
    case management because SS has the data
  • If youth arent labeled SED they dont have
    access to a case manager
  • Large case manager caseloads dampens
  • Youth go from one system to the other so things
    get dropped and cases get closed
  • Collaboratives are designed for deep end kids
  • Probation agents are not trained in mental health
  • Probation has little contact with social service
  • Lack of resources and services to meet mental
    health needs
  • The case management model does not work well

Interview Themes from County CorrectionsIdentific
  • The differences in the language and assumptions
    of the two systems influences access to services
  • Debate about whats driving the behavior
    influences subsequent decisions
  • Follow-up to screenings are expensive and not
  • Monitoring of mental health screen follow-up is
    not centralized and is inconsistent from county
    to county
  • Not enough resources are put into the
    identification of co-occurring disorders
  • Data is not available i.e., How many corrections
    kids in social service system? How many screens
    are positive? What happens to positive screens?
    What happens to SED kids?

Interview Themes from County CorrectionsDiversion
  • When case management caseload size gets high,
    kids have a lower chance of getting case
    management services
  • Kids with mental health issues get mixed with
    hard-core corrections kids in detention when they
    should be diverted
  • Lack of treatment beds and hospital beds keep
    youth in juvenile justice system when they could
    be diverted to mental health system
  • State hospitals wont work with kids with
    aggressive behavior
  • Expectations for family involvement are low
  • Schools zero tolerance policies send students to
    juvenile justice system
  • Not enough resources are put into diverting youth
    with co-occurring disorders into appropriate
    treatment options

Interview Themes from County CorrectionsTreatment
  • Not enough community-based services available
  • Evidenced-based services like FFT, MST, and ART
    are not MA reimbursable. When a family is
    finished with corrections, these services are no
    longer available
  • The debate about whats driving the behavior
    (mental health vs corrections) drives subsequent
  • Not clear what system should be paying for
    residential services when the family is not
  • Not clear what system should oversee the length
    and type of mental health services/treatment
  • Hospital and residential beds are shrinking and
    not available
  • Aftercare and transition plans are inconsistent
    and lacking
  • Parents are often not involved in the treatment
    process or aftercare process
  • Inadequate treatment resources that integrate
    mental health services along with security
  • Lack of resources that deal for DD and JJ youth

Interview Themes from other interviews Funding
  • Corrections doesnt know or have access to mental
    health funding streams and therefore has less
  • Identifying a youth as needing mental health
    services vs a correctional consequence may
    increase costs
  • Funding drives system access
  • When funding is tight, agencies work in silos
  • Need for integrated funding streams between
    corrections, social services, mental health
  • Placing agencies want integrated mental health
    services but arent willing to pay the price

Interview Themes from other interviews
  • Corrections, mental health, social services,
    schools do not share data nor do they pass it
    along to providers
  • Systems close cases once corrections is involved
  • Need one identified lead person to coordinate
    services throughout childs involvement in
    multiple systems
  • Quality of relationships among agencies drives
  • County oversight of cases is lacking
  • Smaller counties seem to have greater success at

Interview Themes from other interviews
  • Over-representation in correctional and out of
    state placements vs. residential placements
  • Behavioral symptoms not causal factors drive
    system access
  • Funding drives identification
  • Diagnostic information does not follow the youth
    as they move through systems
  • In need of one system that screens, diagnoses,
    and develops a case plan that will follow the
    youth through the systems

Interview Themes from other interviews Diversion
  • De-linking the responsibility of schools to pay
    for mental health services once kids are
    identified will improve mental health services
    delivered in schools
  • When acting out behavior in schools gets referred
    to Police Liaison Officers, special education
    youth are more likely to get referred to court
  • Victims of child abuse and young truants are two
    identifiable high risk populations that will
    benefit from diversion and early intervention
  • The least restrictive alternative court
    philosophy often means that youth do not get the
    most appropriate services and are not being
    placed until they are too far along
  • The expectation that families get involved needs
    to occur at the earliest stages (Indiana)

Interview Themes from Residential Providers
  • Need better transition and re-entry services to
    integrate youth back into community and family
  • Need for placements that provide safety,
    security, and integrated mental health services
  • Umbrella rules allow programs to think more
    broadly about the integration of mental health
    and corrections services in one program
  • Providers need to improve quality assurance and
  • Placing agencies want integrated mental health
    services but arent willing to pay the price

Current Available Minnesota Data
  • A picture of childrens mental health in Mn 2007
  • Juvenile Arrest Data 2005
  • Juvenile Probation Data 2005
  • Red Wing Data 2007
  • Mental Health Screening Data 2005
  • YLS Data 2005/06
  • Department of Human Services SSIS Data 2005
  • Department of Education Data 2006
  • MCCCA Annual Reports 2006
  • Overrepresentation in Minnesota 2004
  • Minority Youth Corrections Placements in Dakota
    County 2007
  • Residential Facilities for Juvenile Offenders
    OLA, 1995

Minnesota Childrens Mental Health (from DHS
website 2007)
  • A state-supervised, county-administered human
  • system
  • An estimated 91,000 children need treatment for
    emotional disturbance
  • 9 of school-age children have a serious
    emotional disturbance
  • 42,600 children annually receive publicly funded
    mental health service
  • MA and Minnesota Care accounted for 56 of
    funding for childrens mental health services and
    has been increasing
  • Counties provided 24 of childrens mental health
    funding and this has been decreasing

MinnesotaJuvenile Arrest Data 2005
  • An overall decrease of 30 in juvenile
  • arrests between 1999 and 2005. In 2005,
  • 50,592 arrests of youth between the ages of
  • 10-17.
  • 66 male
  • 34 female

Minnesota2003 Petitions Adjudicated/Found Guilty
Minnesota Red Wing Juvenile Probation
Race/Ethnicity (DOC)
MinnesotaRed Wing Mental Health Unit
  • 1990s an increase of residents with significant
  • health needs
  • Response
  • 2001 Mental Health unit that provides temporary
    housing (12) and specialized programming for
    offenders whose mental illness prevented their
    participation in regular programming
  • A continuum of mental health services from
    psychological assessment to treatment plan
  • 47 of RW population on psychotropic meds
  • 54 of RW population with special needs


MinnesotaJuvenile Justice Mental Health
Screening Data 2005(DHS)
  • In 2005, 14,785 new juvenile probation entries.
    9594 youth in
  • detention or found delinquent met screening
  • 56 (5334/9594) completed screens
  • 71 (3772/5334) were referred for assessment
  • 1777/9594 completed a screen and were referred
  • 1068/9594 were under Care of MH Professional
  • 571/9594 already screened within 180 days
  • 356/9594 already assessed within 180 days
  • 11 (1107/9594) not screened for known reasons
  • 12 (1158/9594) not screened, reason unknown

MinnesotaYouth Level of Service Inventory Data
2005/06 (DOC)
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Of those youth who scored medium to high on
  • factors, approximately (60) scored medium to
    high on
  • Substance abuse. Lots of caveats associated with
    this data.

Minnesota DHS SSIS Data Corrections Youth in
Placement 2005
  • 14,723 Minnesota youth experienced out of home
  • care in 2005
  • 12 (1738 but under-reported) corrections youth
    in care
  • Of those, 53 (924) had disabilities
  • Of the 924 corrections kids in care with
  • 42 (386) were chemically dependent
  • 58 (534) emotionally disturbed

Minnesota DHS SSIS Data Corrections Youth in
Placement 2005
Minnesota Department of EducationState
Enrollment Data 10/1/06
Minnesota Department of EducationTop
Disciplinary Incident Types 5/06
Minnesota Department of EducationDIRS Reported
Law Enforcement Referrals
  • General Education 17 C (70) AA (12)
  • Special Education 11 C(54) AA (18)
  • EBD 6
  • Average ages 13-15
  • Slow Increase in ages 6-9

MinnesotaCouncil Child Caring Agencies 2006
Annual Report
  • MCCCA agencies include
  • Residential treatment center
  • Therapeutic group homes
  • Treatment foster care
  • Corrections residential treatment programs
  • Mesabi Academy
  • Mille Lacs Academy
  • VOA Bar None residential treatment center
  • Woodland Hills
  • Short-term shelter and/or Diagnostic Programs

MinnesotaCouncil Child Caring Agencies 2006
Annual Report
MinnesotaCouncil Child Caring Agencies 2006
Annual Report
MinnesotaOverrepresentation (DPS 2005)
  • Overrepresentation occurs at each point in
  • the system and accumulates as youth are
  • processed through.
  • 17 of Mn youth between 10-17 are minorities
  • 35 were arrested
  • 36 cases were petitioned
  • 40 cases resulted in delinquent findings
  • 45 cases resulted in confinement
  • 54 cases transferred to adult court

Dakota CountyMinority Youth Corrections
  • 33 of offenses occur in school
  • African Americans over-represented in offenses
    reported at school (68)
  • Offenses involved theft, assault, disorderly

Dakota CountyMinority Youth Corrections
  • Equal likelihood of behavioral issues
  • occurring in detention among races
  • 21 of corrections population is African American
  • 13 of African Americans received tx
  • African American least likely to be rated by
    self-report and by detention staff) as having
    mental health or CD concerns

Dakota CountyMinority Youth Corrections
  • Treatment Services
  • 62 white youth successfully completed tx
  • 33 black youth successfully completed tx
  • Tx staff felt their programs served all youth
    equally effectively
  • 5559 POs did not know the ability of programs
    to serve minority youth

MinnesotaRates of Juvenile Re-offense
Legislative Auditor 1995
  • The most recent statewide re-offense rates are
  • for youth released in 1991 from 7 Mn juvenile
  • facilities 3 operated by DOC 2 operated by
  • Counties 2 privately operated
  • 53-77 of males (889) were arrested or petitioned
    with 2 yrs of release
  • 41-53 of females (167) were arrested or
    petitioned with 2 yrs of release

MinnesotaWhat Does the Data Tell Us?
  • Juvenile crime appears to be decreasing
  • A significant number of misdemeanants end up in
    out-patient treatment or placement compared to
    felony and gross misdemeanants
  • Most youth are on probation in the community and
    not in placement or at Red Wing
  • Youth on probation are disproportionately
    represented, the majority being male, therefore,
    the number of youth with MH and co-occurring
    disorders are likely disproportionately
  • Youth of color tend to be placed in correctional
    facilities vs Caucasian youth placed in
    residential treatment (MCCCA)
  • High overlap between youth supervised in
    corrections who have emotional disturbance /or
    chemical abuse (SSIS)
  • About 70 of youth on probation in Minnesota have
    mental health needs (Screening Data)
  • About 60 of youth on probation with medium to
    high personality factors have medium to high
    substance abuse issues (YLS Corrections Data)
  • About half of the children supervised by
    corrections have disabilities (SSIS)

Summary IssuesFunding
  • Corrections doesnt know or have access to mental
    health funding streams
  • Need for joint identification of mental health
    funding mechanisms to support strategies at each
    critical stage for youth in juvenile justice
  • Identifying a youth as needing mental health
    services vs correctional consequence may increase
  • Funding drives system access
  • When funding is tight, agencies work in silos
  • Need for collaborative, integrated funding
  • De-link funding for mental health services in
  • Funding mechanisms are needed that pay for
    evidenced-based community interventions

Summary IssuesCollaboration
  • Agency missions are too narrowly defined and
    result in fragmented delivery
  • Unclear lines of responsibility for MH services
    when several agencies are involved-eliminate
  • A need for greater comprehensive planning for
    mental health services at each critical
    intervention point of the juvenile justice system
  • Greater efforts to include family members and
  • Better data sharing and joint information systems
    among agencies (law enforcement, corrections,
    mental health, schools, courts)
  • More cross-training and cross-staffing so
    professionals better understand each others
  • A true systems of care approach across the
    state not based on interpersonal relationships
  • Educate probation agents that youth are eligible
    for services under Childrens Mental Health Act

Summary IssuesIdentification
  • Comprehensive mental health screening in two
    steps emergency and general screen
  • Access to immediate emergency MH services
  • Work with counties to increase the number of
    screenings for eligible youth
  • Further assessment administered when indicated
  • Combined mental health and risk to re-offend
  • MH screens and assessments administered by
    trained staff
  • Mental health services that are governed by
    appropriate use and privacy policies
  • Screening and assessment performed routinely as
    youth move through juvenile justice system
  • Assessments that integrate substance use mental
  • Individualized case plans that address mental
    health or co-occurring services and follow the

Summary IssuesDiversion
  • More prevention and early intervention for youth
  • Procedures put in place to identify youth
    appropriate for diversion
  • Funding so schools have adequate resources to
    provide mandated services
  • Written criteria that governs role of school
    police liaison officer
  • Diversion mechanism instituted at every critical
    intervention point in JJ continuum
  • Youth are diverted to community-based treatment
    when possible
  • Diversion to mental health services are available
    as an alternative to traditional incarceration
    for serious offenders when appropriate
  • Diversion programs are regularly evaluated

Summary IssuesTreatment
  • Greater access to mental health treatment when
  • Treatment programs that are evidenced-based
  • Juvenile justice and mental health systems share
    responsibility with one agency established as the
  • Qualified MH personnel are available to provide
  • Families are fully involved
  • Sensitivity to trauma-related histories
  • Availability of gender-specific services
  • Availability of culturally sensitive services
  • Correctional facilities integrated with mental
    health services
  • Consistent, statewide, discharge planning
    services upon release from placement

Funding Summary Issues Whats in Place/What We
Might Improve
Collaboration Summary Issues Whats in
Place/What We Might Improve
Identification Summary Issues Whats in
Place/What We Might Improve
Diversion Summary Issues Whats in Place/What we
Might Improve
Treatment Summary IssuesWhats in Place/What We
Might Improve
  • Case Management Services activities that
    coordinate the provision of services for
    individual children and their families who
  • services from multiple service providers (SG,
  • Disability severe, chronic condition due to
    mental /or physical problems with major life
    activities such as language, mobility,
  • learning, self-help, and independent living
  • Emotional Disturbance an organic disorder of the
    brain or a clinically significant disorder of
    thought, mood, perception, orientation,
  • memory, or behavior that is listed in ICD-9-CM or
    DSM, Axes I, II, III, and seriously limits
    childs capacity to function in daily living
  • (Mn legislation)
  • Mental disorders health conditions characterized
    by alterations in thinking, mood, behavior
    associated with distress /or impaired
  • functions
  • Mental Illness an organic disorder of the brain
    or clinically significant disorder of thought,
    mood, perception, orientation, memory or
  • behavior that is listed in the ICD-9-CM or
    DMS-MD, Axes I, II, or III and that seriously
    limits a persons capacity to function(245.462)
  • Mental Health Problems signs symptoms of
    insufficient intensity or duration to meet
    criteria for any mental disorders
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