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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
(NCJ 178256) April 2000
OJJDP Juvenile Justice Journal, Journal, 44 page(s)
Presents three feature articles, each exploring mental health issues related to youth in the juvenile justice system. The first article discusses the increased attention recently accorded the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and the need to enhance the quality of the services provided them. The second article explores Wraparound Milwaukee, a program that has successfully integrated a broad array of services to better respond to the needs of youth with mental health problems who have been adjudicated delinquent. Although youth suicide is recognized as a serious public health problem, suicide within juvenile facilities has not received comparable attention. The third article offers constructive recommendations for preventing suicide in juvenile facilities and for providing mental health services for the youth confined in those facilities. The In Brief section presents OJJDP-supported mental health initiatives and programs and includes lists of resources and publications on the topic of juvenile offenders with mental health needs.
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