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Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services Among Detained Youth (NCJ 248522) September 2015
Bulletin
OJJDP Beyond Detention Series
12 page(s)
Karen M. Abram, Leah D. Paskar, Jason J. Washburn, Linda A. Teplin, Naomi A. Zwecker, and Nicole M. Azores-Gococo
This bulletin is one in a series of bulletins presenting findings from the OJJDP-sponsored Northwestern Juvenile Project—a longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago, IL. The authors examined youth’s perceptions of barriers to mental health services, focusing on youth with alcohol, drug, and mental health disorders. Among their findings: Most frequently, youth did not receive services because they believed their problems would go away without outside help (56.5 percent); nearly one-third of youth (31.7 percent) were not sure whom to contact or where to get help; and nearly one-fifth of the sample (19.1 percent) reported difficulty in obtaining help.
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