The Behavioral Health Juvenile Justice (BHJJ) initiative is a cohort of evidence-based programs designed to identity and divert justice-involved youth with mental health and substance abuse disorders into community-based treatment. Funding for BHJJ is provided by Departments of Youth Services (DYS) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) with administrative oversight provided by DYS to 9 local programs serving 12 counties. Local project partners at a minimum include the Mental Health and Drug Alcohol Board (Board), juvenile court and a behavioral health provider. Since 2006, the initiative has served over 4,000 youth.
Fiscal Year 2022-2023 BHJJ Request for Proposal (RFP) documents. The RFP is due by 5:00 pm June 10, 2021.