The Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnerships (JJSAMHP) are local teams across NC working together to deliver effective, family-centered services and supports for juvenile justice-involved youth with substance use, mental health challenges or facing issues in both areas. These partnerships require an organized person-centered system that operates under the following System of Care principles:

  • Family Driven & Youth Guided
  • Child & Family Team Based
  • Natural Supports
  • Collaboration
  • Community Based
  • Culturally & Linguistically Competent
  • Individualized
  • Strengths Based
  • Persistence
  • Outcome Based & Data Driven

At a minimum, the partnerships address the following:

  • Completion of substance abuse and mental health comprehensive clinical assessments of youth referred from the juvenile justice system by appropriately licensed substance abuse and mental health treatment professionals;
  • Provision of evidence-based treatment options to youths referred for substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders by appropriately licensed & qualified substance abuse and mental health treatment professionals; and
  • The Child & Family Team Process - At the core of a System of Care approach is the Child & Family Team. Child & Family Teams consists of family members, their natural supports, and other stakeholders who come together to create, implement and/or update a plan with youth and families. The plan builds on the strengths of the youth and family which, also, addresses their needs, desires and dreams.  

 

Partners include the following agencies and their local representatives:

The North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety-Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice

The North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

 

With support from:

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro