For Immediate Release
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April 11, 2001
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Satellite Videoconference Addresses 
Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice

A two-hour live national satellite videoconference on Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice will take place at Indiana University Northwest on Thursday, April 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in Hawthorn Hall 105. Topics addressed during the interactive videoconference include the prevalence of mental health problems among youth in the juvenile justice system, emerging strategies and useful models for providing effective mental health services, and policy implications of and recommendations for providing specialized mental health services.

Sponsored by the US Departments of Justice (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention), the Indiana University Northwest School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and the Division of Social Work will serve as site facilitators. 

“This program is one in a series sponsored by IU Northwest on issues in contemporary criminal justice,” says Joseph Pellicciotti, SPEA director. “The program is designed for juvenile justice professionals, juvenile correctional administrators, supervisors, case managers, youth service providers, professionals in private and public mental health agencies, and policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels.”

The Mental Health Issues and Juvenile Justice videoconference is open to the community free of charge. Due to space limitations, reservations are necessary. Videoconferencing materials are available on the web at www.juvenilenet.org//jjtap//mentalhealth.  For more information on the videoconference or to make a reservation, telephone the SPEA office at 219-980-6695.

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