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NCJ Number: 137009 Find in a Library
Title: Hearing on Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act: Grand Island, Nebraska, Monday, March 30, 1992
Author(s): J Lovell
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 16
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Jean Lovell, the executive director of the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, testifies in favor of the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and points out the need for mental health services for rural youth in Nebraska's juvenile justice system.
Abstract: In many parts of Nebraska, an array of services for youth is not available. Although youth would be better served in their own communities, it is often necessary for youth to leave their home towns to receive appropriate mental health services. Attached to this testimony is an executive summary of a recent Adolescent and Mental Health Services System Plan developed by the Nebraska Department of Public Institutions. The plan recommends a comprehensive array of mental health services for youth that includes outpatient treatment, day treatment, home-based services, therapeutic foster care, therapeutic group homes, residential treatment, and inpatient hospitalization. This report also indicates that home-based services, day treatment, therapeutic foster care, and therapeutic group homes are lacking in most parts of the State. Other attachments are a map that shows those regions and charts that indicate the availability of these services in each region of the State. A third attachment reviews the history of Nebraska's jail removal initiatives.
Main Term(s): Juvenile mental health services
Index Term(s): Emotionally disturbed delinquents; Juvenile delinquency in rural areas; Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act; Nebraska
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