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In the discussion on the issues of juvenile crime, the nation has ignored the prevalence of mental disorders among youth who commit crimes, and it has failed to provide policy directives on how state systems should respond. With the nation’s attention riveted on youth violence, the issue of prevalence has began to emerge, with the realization that many of the violent acts are committed by a small percentage of young people. Policymakers are beginning to ask questions about the conditions that contribute to a young person’s tendency toward delinquency acts.
Social work with youth, Youth -- Mental health services, Young adults -- Mental health services, Social work with children
Social Policy | Social Welfare | Social Work
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Portland State University. Regional Research Institute, "Focal Point, Volume 11 Number 01" (1997). Focal Point. 16.