The WMHPC was committed to investigating the well-being of
girls in local juvenile justice systems, and has proposed a set
of activities that will assist local decision makers in
developing appropriate sets of interventions and strategies to
improve mental health services for those girls.
Development of an assessment tool to provide local decision
makers with information about the needs in their programs.
Gender-specific training packages for regional or county
Increased funding for mental health treatment research
specific to transition-age women and subgroups of those women.
Development of policy recommendations for targeting the
needs of transition age young women in the Prevention and Early
Intervention phase of the Mental Health Services Act.
Development of methods for capturing the voices of
transition-age young women involved in juvenile justice
Strengthen collaborations with such groups as the
Multi-Association Join Committee (MAJC), a group of state
associations that have established collaborative advocacy on
behalf of youth in the juvenile justice system who have mental
illness and/or substance abuse problems.