Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana, Inc.
a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization

Influencing positive systemic change in youth's legal issues in the juvenile justice, education and child welfare systems within Indiana.
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Mental Heath Screening, Assessment and Treatment Project
445 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 520   Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
Phone: (317) 916-0786   Fax: (317) 916-5369
www.youthlawteam.org
The Indiana Juvenile Mental Health Screening, Assessment and Treatment Pilot Project is a collaborative effort to institute routine screening, assessment and treatment for youth entering detention centers in Indiana.  The concept for the pilot program was a result of the Indiana State Bar Association's (ISBA) Children, Mental Health and the Law Summit, held on August 27, 2004. The Summit resulted in a published report and recommendations that earned national recognition for its groundbreaking efforts.  The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) provided the initial start-up funds for the Pilot Project in 2006. 

The Pilot Project was modeled on a highly successful screening project in Pennsylvania-the Juvenile Detention Centers' Association of Pennsylvania Mental Health Grant.  The Pennsylvania Project was implemented in phases, beginning with the development of protocol for screening, resource identification and training; over a seven- year period, 21 of 23 detention centers began routinely screening youth for mental health problems upon admission.  As in the Pennsylvania effort, the Pilot Project seeks to grow into a state-wide initiative over a 5 to 7 year period.

Important goals of the Indiana Juvenile Mental Health Screening, Assessment and Treatment Pilot Project are to show both the social and economic benefits of adequately and systematically addressing mental health needs at an early stage in the juvenile justice system by development of a model that can be replicated statewide.  Pertinent data from the Pilot Site Counties will be collected to both facilitate and report the achievement of this goal.








ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
Honorable Mary Harper        
Porter Circuit Court

ADVISORY BOARD VICE CHAIR
JauNae Hanger, JD        
Civil Rights of Children Committee        
Waples and Hanger

PROJECT CONSULTANT
Mary "Kathy" Cullison, LCSW,
JS OCC

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Laurie Elliott, JD
Amy Karozos, JD
Youth Law T.E.A.M. of Indiana


                                              Indiana Pilot Sites
          Bartholomew County            Clark County             Dearborn County
             Delaware County             Elkhart County              Grant County               
             Hamilton County             Howard County            Jackson County
             Johnson County                Knox County                Lake County
             LaPorte County               Marion County              Porter County
          Tippecanoe County              Vigo County
Mental Health State Advisory Board Meetings
February 10, 2012 Minutes
April 20, 2012 Minutes
June 8, 2012 Minutes
August 10, 2012 Minutes
October 12, 2012 (Cancelled)
December 14, 2012 Minutes
February 8, 2013 Minutes
April 5, 2013 Minutes
June 7, 2013 Minutes
August 2, 2013 Minutes
October 4, 2013
December 6, 2013

LOCATION:        Indiana State Bar Association
                       Regions Bank Building
                       107 N Pennsylvania St, Suite 530
                       Indianapolis, IN 46204

* State Advisory Board will convene for meetings on the first Friday of every other month (with the exception of holidays) at 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST.
Upcoming Meeting and Events
Pilot Site Conference Calls
January 17, 2013
February 21, 2013
March 21, 2013
April 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
June 20, 2013
July 18, 2013
August 15, 2013
September 19, 2013
October 17, 2013
November 21, 2013
December 19, 2013

Contact Amy Karozos to receive access numbers to participate in conference calls.

* Pilot Site Conference Calls will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST.
   


Steering Committee Conference Calls
January 23, 2013
March 27, 2013
May 29, 2013
July 24, 2013
September 25, 2013
November 27, 2013





Contact Amy Karozos to receive access numbers to participate in conference calls.

* Steering Committee Conference Calls will take place on the last Wednesday of every other month at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST.