Mental Illness in Juvenile Detention

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Over 300,000 young Americans serve time in juvenile detention centers each year. About 70 percent of these detainees suffer from some form of mental illness and over 20 percent suffer from severe mental illness. Unfortunately, many juvenile detention centers are not equipped to meet the needs of their mentally ill occupants. Much like in jails   …Continue Reading


Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Series

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Over the course of the next month we will be running a series of posts on the importance of a Justice and Mental Health Collaboration. This post is one of five. The series will dive into juvenile detention centers, mental health first aid, prevention and pretrial, and transitions of care.  Serving populations with mental illness in the   …Continue Reading