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NCJ Number: 186367 Find in a Library
Title: Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
Author(s): Linda A Teplin Ph.D.
Date Published: January 2001
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 95-JN-FX-0024
Publication Number: FS-200102
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF|Text
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system
Abstract: In 1995, a baseline study was conducted that examined alcohol, drug and mental disorders among 1,830 delinquent youth held in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center. The Northwestern Juvenile Project was a longitudinal component added to the study in 1998. Preliminary results, from the baseline study, showed that two-thirds of the youth had one or more alcohol, drug, and mental (ADM) disorders. In addition, preliminary data suggested that, nationwide, more than 670,00 youth processed in the juvenile justice system met diagnostic criteria for one or more ADM disorders, requiring treatment. The lack of effective treatments for youth in the community increased the burden on juvenile justice facilities. Project goals are described, as well as, additional preliminary findings and implications. 1 reference
Main Term(s): Juvenile detention
Index Term(s): Juvenile drug treatment; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile mental health services; Underage Drinking; Underage Drinking Programs
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