This document elaborates upon the 7 most common characteristics of Juvenile Mental Health Courts. These common characteristics are based on a national survey, stakeholder interviews, focus groups with all involved parties, observations of status hearings, and extensive interviews with current participants and their guardians. These seven common characteristics are: (1) regularly scheduled special docket; (2) less formal style of interaction among court official and participants; (3) age-appropriate screening and assessment for trauma, substance use, and mental disorder; (4) team management of participant’s treatment and supervision; (5) system-wide accountability enforced by the juvenile court; (6) use of graduated incentives and sanctions; and (7) defined criteria for program success.
7 Common Characteristics of Juvenile Mental Health Courts
by wpengine / Friday, 05 May 2017 / Published in Uncategorized