Moving On: Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Publication Date: November 2008

Publisher: Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Author(s): Elaine Alfano; Laurel Stine; Chris Koyanagi; Elizabeth Lind

Research Area: Health; Social conditions

Keywords: Substance abuse; Juvenile justice; Independent living

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Myriad federal programs can address the wide range of needs of youth with serious mental health conditions who are transitioning into adulthood. In this November 2008 update, the Bazelon Center identifies 56 programs, run by 20 or more different agencies in nine departments of the federal government. Moving On is a collection of fact sheets on these programs. Each offers information about the program's purpose, services and funded activities, the administering federal agency, grantee and beneficiary eligibility, and a brief assessment of the program's impact.