➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Murphy, Booker Reintroduce Bill to Protect Kids With Mental Illness in the Juvenile Justice System (Press release)
Office of U.S. Senator for Connecticut Christopher Murphy – April 06, 2017
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and co-author of the recently-passed Mental Health Reform Act (https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/murphys-mental-health-reform-act-signed-into-law), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) reintroduced their At-Risk Youth Medicaid Protection Act on Thursday – legislation to ensure that children who spend time in the juvenile justice system continue to receive much-needed health care coverage and treatments after their release from custody. The bill will prohibit all states from terminating an eligible child’s Medicaid coverage, and instead require states to automatically restore a child’s enrollment in a medical assistance plan upon his or her release from custody.
Information Gateway resource: Cross-System Collaboration to Support Mental Health: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/bhw/collaboration/mh/