EMI GA Network General Meeting
Health Justice: Breaking the Preschool to Prison Pipeline
Mental and Behavioral Health for Our Youth Who are Justice-Involved

October 23, 2023 General Meeting

Elevating Youth Justice: Supporting Youth’s Behavioral and Mental Health October was Mental Health Awareness month. As you may recall, in April, for Child Abuse Prevention month, we focused on the connection between child abuse/maltreatment, the resulting mental/behavioral outcomes, and the greater risk of justice system involvement.

Our guest presenter, John Izzo of the GA Department of Juvenile Justice, returned for Part 2 with a focus on youth behavioral/mental health and supports and services for our justice-involved youth. 

Guest presenter:
John Izzo of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, where he oversees Substance Abuse Treatment Services.

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DJJ Commissioner Shawanda Reynolds-Cobb at Youth Violence Prevention hearing held by House Urban Affairs Committee on October 16, 2023.

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