Critical Factors Influencing Interorganizational Relationships Between Juvenile Probation and Behavioral Health Agencies

Wayne N. Welsh, Richard Dembo, Wayne E.K. Lehman, John P. Bartkowski, Leah Hamilton, Carl G. Leukefeld, Tisha Wiley

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Abstract

Although interorganizational relationships (IORs) are essential to the effective delivery of human services, very little research has examined relationships between juvenile justice agencies and behavioral health providers, and few studies have identified the most critical organizational and individual-level characteristics influencing IORs. Across 36 sites, juvenile probation officials (n = 458) and community behavioral health providers (n = 91) were surveyed about characteristics of their agencies, themselves, and IORs with each other. Generalized Linear Mixed Models were used to analyze the data. The strongest predictors included Perceived Organizational Support and individual Adaptability. Implications for research, theory and practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-249
Number of pages17
JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

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Keywords

  • Behavioral health
  • Implementation
  • Interorganizational relationships
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Juvenile probation
  • NIDA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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