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How many juvenile offenders have mental health disorders?
The publications, Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings and Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention, produced by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides an overview of the mental health status of juvenile offenders. Please also see the Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume III, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue) and the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Web site for additional information.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014

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