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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
(NCJ 186367) January 2001
Fact Sheet, 2 page(s)
 
This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system
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