The DHS Juvenile Justice Programs office is pleased to announce a series of webinars to train juvenile justice reentry policy and procedures. This webinar series is designed especially for juvenile justice specialists and supervisors and public and private juvenile justice facility social workers and supervisors. Additional interested participants may include Michigan Rehabilitation Services (MRS) juvenile justice reentry vocational rehabilitation counselors, community mental health juvenile justice reentry contacts and Professional Consulting Services staff. The series of four webinars will include:
Reentry Webinar #1: DHS Juvenile Justice Specialist Guide to Seamless Reentry Services for Youth
Date: October 14, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register on or before: October 7, 2014
This session will provide an overview of the reentry policies (JJ4 430). It will review the timeframes, forms, procedures and protocols to ensure a youth has a seamless reentry process with the maximum chance for successful community placement after release from residential placement. An overview of in reach facility services and community resources available post release will be provided that serves as an introduction to the rest of the webinar series, which will focus in on specific statewide services available to juvenile justice youth.
Reentry Webinar #2: Mental Health Services for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: October 30, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: October 23, 2014
This session will focus on the available Medicaid mental health services for juvenile justice youth and young adults. There will be a review of the access process, eligibility criteria and services offered by Prepaid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHPs)/Community Mental Health Service Program (CMHSP) providers. As a result of the training, juvenile justice specialists and facility staff will have a better understanding of community based mental health services offered by PIHPs/CMHSPs for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), young adults with Serious Mental Illness, youth/young adults with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Substance Use Disorders (SUD). The newly developed reentry process will be shared as well as a list of key contacts or point persons at the CMHSP level to assist in system navigation.
Reentry Webinar #3: Michigan Rehabilitation Services Vocational Rehabilitation for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: November 13, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: November 6, 2014
This session will entail an overview of MRS vision and values, our definition of disability, along with a review of the steps that are taken for a juvenile justice youth within the rehabilitation process. We will review the referral and application process, as well as services that are available to complete the rehabilitation process and the partnerships that are involved. Participants will understand the roles of the juvenile justice Specialist, the facility staff and MRS counselor throughout the seamless reentry process.
Reentry Webinar #4: Michigan Youth Reentry Initiative – Reentry Care Coordination Services for Juvenile Justice Youth and Young Adults
Date: November 18, 2014, 2:00pm-3:30pm • Register by: November 11, 2014
This session will provide information on the statewide reentry care coordination program funded by DHS that is available to DHS-supervised juvenile justice youth in public or private facilities and court-supervised youth in public facilities. The contracted care coordination agency, Professional Consulting Services, will describe eligibility criteria and priority population, referral and assessment process, pre-release planning, ongoing coordination provided post release and services provided and coordinated. Upon completion, participants will understand reentry care coordination and the collaborative cross systems approach to successfully transition youth into the community, reduce recidivism, increase youth functioning levels, and engage youth in family and community supports.
Training Registration: There is no registration fee for this webinar series. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and must be requested for each webinar by the date noted. Detailed information regarding how to connect to the webinar will be sent to participants via email once registration has closed for each particular session. Register for sessions by sending the following information via email to Donetta Hobart at HobartD2@michigan.gov:
First and last name
Name of the agency or organization or facility of employment
County in which employed
Webinar number for which registration is requested (1,2,3,4)