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Title: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
Corporate Author: National Coalition for The Mentally Ill in The Criminal Justice System
United States of America
Editor(s): J J Cocozza
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 198
Sponsoring Agency: National Coalition for The Mentally Ill in The Criminal Justice System
Seattle, WA 98109
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
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US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20857
Grant Number: 1H87T100290-01
Contract Number: ADM 270-91-0007
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Seattle, WA 98109
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This monograph attempts to respond to the complex and unresolved problem of assessing and treating mentally ill youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system.
Abstract: Each of the five main chapters focuses on a different topic, including the definition and prevalence of mental illness among the population of youth involved with the juvenile justice system, the various structural and organizational arrangements used to support services for this population, the legal context, program models, and cultural and racial competence in service delivery. The chapters emphasize several common themes: that more attention must be given to clarifying and strengthening the legal, programmatic, and policy framework that affects these youths' needs and their impact on service delivery; that the existing body of research is inadequate; that there is confusion and conflict within individual systems and across multiple systems regarding goals and responsibilities for this population; that the prevalence of mental illness among this population is significant; that relevant systems of care tend to be culturally biased; and that current mechanisms for screening and evaluating young are nonexistent and treatment approaches are ineffective. Chapter references and 1 appendix
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Juvenile mental health services; Juvenile offenders; Offender mental health services
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