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Youth in Contact with the Juvenile Justice System Task Force

This task force was established in June 2011 to focus attention on the needs of youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly in the areas of suicide-related awareness and education, suicide research, suicide prevention programming and training, and collaboration between the juvenile justice and mental health systems. The task force concluded its work in 2014 after it developed a number of resources and educational tools (see Juvenile Justice page) providing a comprehensive overview and practical guidance to administrators and staff working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

Note: This group is no longer active. Titles and affiliations are from the time of membership and may have since changed.

Task Force Members

Co-Leads

  • Joe Cocozza, PhD, Director, National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (Private Sector)
  • Melodee Hanes, JD, Principal Deputy Administrator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (Public Sector)

Members

  • Donald Belau, PhD, Psychologist, YRTC-Geneva
  • Mari Kay Bickett, JD, Executive Director, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Laurie Garduque, PhD, Director for Research, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Robert Glover, PhD, Executive Director, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
  • Thomas Grisso, PhD, Director, National Youth Screening Assessment Project; Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical Center
  • Lindsay Hayes, MS, National Center on Institutions and Alternatives
  • Larke Huang, PhD, Senior Advisor, Office of the Administrator, SAMHSA
  • Denise Juliano-Bult, MSW, Chief of Systems Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health
  • Ned Loughran, Executive Director, Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators
  • Shawn Marsh, Psychologist, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
  • Roy Praschil, Director of Operations, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
  • Jeff Slowikowski, MPA, Acting Deputy Administrator for Policy, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Deb Stone, ScD, MSW, MPH, Behavioral Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Linday Teplin, PhD, Vice Chair of Research, Northwestern University
  • Eric Trupin, PhD, Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy, University of Washington
  • Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association

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