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NCJ Number: 97473 Find in a Library
Title: Availability of Health Services for Juvenile Offenders Preliminary Results of a National Survey
Journal: Journal of Prison and Jail Health  Volume:4  Issue:2  Dated:(Fall/Winter 1984)  Pages:77-90
Author(s): B J Anno
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 14
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A National survey was undertaken in the fall of 1983 to determine the availability of health services in juvenile detention and correctional facilities.
Abstract: The preliminary results of selected items from the survey questionnaire are reported. Deficiencies in the provision of health services at some juvenile facilities were noted in the following areas: sick call, initial medical screening, follow-up physical examination, and on-going mental health and dental care. Data on suicides and lawsuits are included also. (Author abstract)
Index Term(s): Inmate lawsuits; Juvenile correctional facilities; Juvenile health services; Juvenile inmates; Juvenile suicide
Note: Originally presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, Illinois, March 27-30, 1984.
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