Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

April 2006Vol. 7, No. 3Assisting Youth With Serious Mental Health Conditions

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has analyzed 57 Federal programs that address the needs of youth with serious mental health conditions who are transitioning into adulthood. Their Moving On series of factsheets offers information about each program’s purpose, services and funded activities, the administering Federal agency, and a brief assessment of the program’s impact. Twelve types of programs are included:

  • Mental health
  • Substance abuse
  • Health services
  • Basic supports
  • School-based programs addressing transition issues
  • Higher education
  • Independent living for people with disabilities and other special populations
  • Generic independent living skills
  • Housing
  • Family planning and parenting assistance
  • Social services
  • Youth involved with juvenile justice

Moving On: Analysis of Federal Programs Funding Services for Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions is available on the Bazelon website: