MHJJMental Health Juvenile Justice (Illinois)
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The MHJJ program provides help with substance abuse treatment, family therapy, psychiatric services, educational advocacy, job training, psychological assessment, court advocacy, group therapy, individual therapy, recreational therapy, and mentoring.
In 2006, only 27.6 percent of youth who went through MHJJ were rearrested, compared to a statewide average of 72 percent.
Research shows that shifting scarce resources from expensive and ineffective incarceration to community programming, as exemplified by Redeploy Illinois and the MHJJ initiative, will produce better outcomes for youth in conflict with the law and improve community safety.