This panel discussion will frame challenges and provide solutions to issues faced by mental health addictions, and justice sectors in addressing the needs, and enabling the strengths of young people under 18-years-of-age and their families. Through discussion of a family’s experience, and the service system response, we identify key needed resources and actions to improve and optimize services. The process of documented learnings from the experience of creating the WWHSJCC Discussion Paper on Designing Justice Services with Youth and Families (December 2014) will be highlighted. Key new resources for the community will be identified. A new, more responsive model for youth forensic assessment services will be presented and discussed.