Better Integrating Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice Systems Will Rescue More Kids
A multisite study conducted by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice reported that among youth involved in the juvenile justice system:
- 70 percent met criteria for a mental health disorder
- 40 percent met criteria for a substance use disorder
- 90 percent had been exposed to one or more traumatic events (such as abuse, neglect or witnessing violence).
Source: Youth Today