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Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth

The goal of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth is to raise awareness for better mental health services in the community for young people and their families, and to coordinate delivery of those services to ensure the community’s youth have a chance to succeed.

The center aims to create a trauma-informed culture that focuses on preventing violence and trauma to children, providing help to children exposed to violence, offering peaceful options for resolving conflict, and creating a climate that supports children and fosters collaboration among service providers. Altha Stewart, MD, was recruited to the College of Medicine in 2015 to lead the center. Dr. Stewart was born in Memphis and was the first African-American to serve as president of the American Psychiatric Association.

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Last Published: Aug 29, 2019