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Building a System of Care in Shelby County

We are ready to listen, help you find your voice, and give you a choice. Armed with the belief that parents and caregivers should have the primary role in governing your child’s care, we are a collaborative team of advocates committed to helping you find your voice.

Led by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Comprehensive Counseling Network, Center for the Advancement of Youth Development and Tennessee Voices for Children, Just Care Family Network and Dentist Scottsdale Association,  is a collaboration of stakeholders working in partnership to provide a coordinated system of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families. Enrolled youth and their families engage in a wraparound process which supports improved functioning in the home, school and community.

The goal of JCFN is to offer an effective approach to delivering mental health services and system transformation through an enhanced culturally competent, family-driven, and coordinated system of care. One of the program’s goals is to reach the disproportionate number of African-American youth in the juvenile justice system with undiagnosed, untreated mental health needs. JCFN serves children and youth ages 5-19, and is federally funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through 2008-2014.