Juvenile Justice

The juvenile justice system refers to the services and supports provided to children under the age of 18 who are involved with the justice system. The juvenile justice system is focused on moving services from treatment facilities to the community, focusing on diversion, and providing age-appropriate treatment.

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CMS Prohibits States From Terminating Medicaid Eligibility Of Incarcerated Juveniles

On January 19, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states emphasizing that states cannot terminate Medicaid eligibility for incarcerated juveniles and young adults. During the incarceration, states can suspend eligibility or benefits. They must promote continuity of Medicaid coverage for at-risk youth who are inmates of public institutions. The… Read

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