Between February 1996 and October 1997, the State of Indiana Office of the Secretary of Family & Social Services, Indianapolis, carried out the Dawn Project.
It developed a state-level consortium of agencies to pool mental health treatment dollars to serve seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents through a capitated care management entity.
Consortium agencies included education, child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health and substance abuse services.
The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national program Mental Health Services Program for Youth Replication.
Key Results: The project was piloted in Marion County, home to the state capital of Indianapolis. The consortium identified and addressed state and local operational issues of implementation for future statewide replication.