Mental Health Issues Facing Adolescents in the Juvenile Justice System: Part I – The Lack of Mental Health Resources, Part II – Prosecution of Juveniles as Adults

Published On: January 1, 1999

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Part I explores the lack of mental health resources and services for youth in the system, and Part II discusses the mental health impact of increased prosecution of juveniles as adults (and consequent incarceration of youth in adult jails and prisons). For each issue, the scope of the problem is discussed, its components analyzed, and recommendations made for future research and reform efforts.

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