New Jersey Revised Statutes § 30:9a-29 - Statewide Youth Suicide Prevention Plan; Development, Adoption.

30:9A-29 Statewide youth suicide prevention plan; development, adoption.

1. a. The Commissioner of Children and Families, in consultation with the Department of Human Services, and the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2003, c.214 (C.30:9A-25), shall develop and adopt a Statewide youth suicide prevention plan no later than 180 days after the effective date of this act.

b.The plan shall address, but not be limited to, the:

(1)identification of existing State and local sources of data concerning youth suicide deaths, youth suicide attempts, and self-inflicted injuries by youth;

(2)coordination and sharing of such data among identified State and local sources;

(3)promotion of greater public awareness about youth suicide prevention services and resources;

(4)identification of barriers to accessing mental health and substance abuse services, and opportunities to enhance access; and

(5)promotion of evidenced-based and best practice programs, listed on the Suicide Prevention Resource Center's Best Practices Registry, for the prevention and treatment of youth suicide and self-injury.

L.2011, c.166, s.1.

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