January 14, 2021


On behalf of Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative’s staff and leadership, we would like to wish you a warm and happy welcome to the new year! 2020 presented us with challenges that we all know families and communities will feel the impacts of well into 2021. The CMHC sincerely looks forward to working in continued partnership with you to support & improve the mental health of children living in Hennepin County!


CMHC Governance Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 20th 2021, 3:30-5 PM

The CMHC Governance Committee’s first meeting of 2021 will take place next Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 from 3:30-5 PM via Zoom. We’re excited to discuss details related to our System of Care planning work.
All CMHC meetings are open to the public. If you would like to join, please contact Etonde for the meeting agenda & details.

Event Opportunities

The Hennepin County Juvenile Justice system is excited to announce their re-launch of the Youth Justice Council (YJC) & would like to invite you to join them on January 21st, 2021, 3:30-5:30 PM, for their first meeting of the year. The meeting will be held via Zoom, to view meeting materials click here.

In the YJC’s first meeting, community members will have an opportunity to provide input & recommendations regarding the Hennepin County juvenile system, including trends, policies, procedures, disparities, improvements, and personal experience.

About the Youth Justice Council
The YJC is a collaborative effort among Hennepin County juvenile justice system stakeholders and community members who are committed to creating an equitable, fair, and effective juvenile justice system. Their mission is to improve & reform the juvenile justice system by eliminating the unnecessary use of secure detention, eliminating disparities based on race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability & providing resources to effective community-based & culturally appropriate services for youth & their families.

YJC leaders are committed to creating a safe, welcoming & accessible space for community members to have their voices heard and valued by juvenile justice system stakeholders. 

Click here for more information about the YJC. Questions about the meeting & the Council can be directed to Adesola Jaiyesimi, Youth Justice Council Coordinator.