Grant Expands Juvenile Court Mental Health Project

Tennessee has received a  $221,000 federal grant to expand a juvenile court project that between August 2010 and July 2012 screened more than 2,600 youth and referred almost 1,400 juveniles for mental health, substance abuse and family services, WRCB News 3 reports. The grant will increase the use of evidence-based therapeutic practices for the juvenile justice population, and allow the program to expand into more counties.