Seventy Percent of Juvenile Justice System Involved Youth Have a Mental Disorder
Date:  01-30-2014

New white paper offers insight and solutions
Reclaiming Futures announced a new white paper issued by the Collaborative for Change, that reveals 70 percent of young people involved with the juvenile justice system have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. To learn more about Reclaiming Futures click here to go to website.

The paper, “Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System,” tackles the issues of mental health screenings, diversion strategies, mental health training for those working with adolescents, evidence based practices, training and resources for getting families involved, and juvenile competency.

Called a “breakthrough” by Reclaiming Futures, “Better Solutions for Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System,” can be read by clicking on the link below.

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