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Research demonstrates that the prevalence of mental health conditions among justice system involved youth is alarmingly high, coupled with a strong likelihood of multiple traumatic exposures. Unfortunately, while the need for appropriate and timely treatment is acute, the juvenile justice system seems challenged in meeting it. The authors of this issue of Focal Point identify and propose solutions to these challenges with new research findings.
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 31" (2017). Research and Training Center - Focal Point. 44.