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Title: Health Issues for Youth in Secure Confinement In Florida: Health and Mental Health Conditions and Services
Author(s): Rachel LaCroix; Ted Tollett; Sherry Jackson
Corporate Author: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Bureau of Data and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 2004
Page Count: 26
Sponsoring Agency: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 99-JN-FX-K002
Sale Source: Florida Dept of Juvenile Justice
Bureau of Data and Research
2737 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32399
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report examines the prevalence rates of physical and mental health diagnoses and health services utilization for committed and detained youth in secure confinement in the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice system from November 2002 through April 2003.
Abstract: In order to determine program effectiveness for incarcerated youth, it is necessary to understand the health and mental health needs of incarcerated youth. Using data from the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (FDJJ) system’s Web-based monthly Health Services Report, this analysis examines the prevalence rates of physical and mental health diagnoses and service utilization for the 6-month period from November 2002 through April 2003. The study compared the prevalence rates of health conditions and service utilization for male residential programs (n =114), female residential programs (n = 31), and detention facilities (n = 25). Six different program types were examined for males: basic care and custody; boot camp; developmentally disabled; mental health; substance abuse; and sex offender. Results from the study indicate that residential programs tend to report higher rates of health service and treatment utilizations and higher rates of mental health disorders than detention centers, mental health disorders are more prevalent among youth in the juvenile justice system than are chronic physical health conditions, and females tend to have higher medical needs than males in a variety of areas. Tables
Main Term(s): Juvenile inmates
Index Term(s): Florida; Healthcare; Juvenile detention; Juvenile health services; Juvenile mental health services; Juvenile offenders; Juvenile residential treatment centers; Mental health services; Program evaluation; Residential child care institutions; Treatment/Therapeutic Community
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