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Assessing the mental health status of youth in juvenile justice settings

Gail A. Wasserman

Assessing the mental health status of youth in juvenile justice settings

by Gail A. Wasserman

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Juvenile delinquents -- United States.,
    • Problem youth -- Mental health -- United States.,
    • Juvenile justice, Administration of -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGail A. Wasserman, Susan J. Ko, and Larkin S. McReynolds.
      SeriesJuvenile justice bulletin
      ContributionsKo, Susan J., McReynolds, Larkin S., United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV9104
      The Physical Object
      Pagination7 p. :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3371238M
      LC Control Number2004451624
      OCLC/WorldCa57238494

      Wasserman, Gail A. et al. Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings. (August ). Juvenile Justice Bulletin Authors recommend best practices in assessing the mental health of juvenile offenders. This Bulletin provides guidance to juvenile justice professionals seeking to establish guidelines for mental health. OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice youth are confined in juvenile jails, prisons, boot camps, and other residential facilities” (Annie E. Casey Foundation, , p. 3). Roughly 40% of all detained youth are held for nonviolent offenses (e.g., status offenses, probation viola-tions, low .

      Tennessee Juvenile Justice/Mental Health Work Group Abstract In order to assess the prevalence of mental health and substance abuse among youth in one state’s juvenile justice facilities, a survey was conducted of 40 Tennessee facilities. A total of youth were being held on the “one day census” that was taken as part of the survey.   A growing body of research indicates that the majority of juveniles in the justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. With juvenile justice systems typically inadequately equipped to meet the treatment needs of these juveniles, increasing reliance is being placed on intersystem cooperation between the juvenile justice and adolescent mental health by: 3.

        The editors of Mental Health Screening and Assessment in Juvenile Justice start with the premise that every year an increasing number of children with associated mental health disorders enter the juvenile justice system. They note that an administrator of a juvenile justice correctional program stated that the “three most pressing issues in juvenile justice facilities today are mental health Cited by: 1.   A significant majority of youth who are involved with the juvenile justice system have mental health and/or substance use disorders. It is critical to identify and respond to the needs associated.


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Assessing the mental health status of youth in juvenile justice settings by Gail A. Wasserman Download PDF EPUB FB2

Information on the previous use of mental health services for all youth at entry. For example, Novins and colleagues () Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings Gail A.

Wasserman, Susan J. Ko, and Larkin S. McReynolds Youth in the juvenile justice system are at high risk for mental health problems that. This initial feasibility study demonstrates that a comprehensive, scientifically sound diagnostic instrument can be a valuable part of mental health assessment for youth in the juvenile justice system.

Based on their findings and those of other researchers, the authors recommend best practices in assessing the mental health of juvenile by: Mental health problems in youth may contribute to delinquent behavior and, in turn, interfere with efforts at rehabilitation for youth who become involved with the juvenile justice system.

As such, it is imperative that the juvenile justice system accurately diagnose and treat youth who enter the system. Get this from a library. Assessing the mental health status of youth in juvenile justice settings. [Gail A Wasserman; Susan J Ko; Larkin S McReynolds; United States. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.].

"The majority of youth who come into contact with the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental or substance use disorder. In fact, many youth are experiencing both. Combinations of mental illness and substance use are often referred to as either behavioral health problems or co-occurring issues.

Research has documented that rates of mental health disorders are as high as 65% among youth in juvenile justice settings, compared to 21% in the general youth population. (Of those 65%, 11% are significantly impaired by one or more disorders.). Assessing the mental health status of youth in juvenile justice settings.

Juvenile Justice Bulletin. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Google ScholarCited by: 3. This is an important contribution for mental health workers in the juvenile justice system, for researchers studying the mental health needs of juvenile offenders, and, as a graduate text, for students being trained to work in the juvenile justice system."--Paul J.

Frick, PhD, /5(2). Handbook of mental health screening and assessment in juvenile justice. into place in juvenile justice settings in order to determine whether youth require specialized mental health treatment.

Presents information on instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health- and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process. The Guide includes profiles of more than 50 instruments, guidelines for selecting instruments, and best practice recommendations for diverse settings and Format: Paperback.

Screening and Assessing Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Among Youth in the Juvenile Justice System A Resource Guide for Practitioners National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Policy Research Associates, Inc. Thomas Grisso Lee A.

Underwood Report December Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The Role of Family in Juvenile Justice Diversion Programs for Youth with Behavioral Health Needs - Duration: Policy Research Associates, Inc.

2, views Management and Treatment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Intersex Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings.

Prologue. hy Should the Juvenile Justice System Address LGBTQI Youth?W. Note to Readers. justice facilities should offer mental health and other support.

PDF | Although adolescents are the primary focus of juvenile justice, a significant number of young people involved with this system are considered | Find, read and cite all the research you.

between the juvenile justice and community mental health youth populations (Grisso, ). Grisso () commented that “the ‘clinical’ samples of youths on which some instru-ments are based included many youths—perhaps a majority of them—who had juvenile justice contact at.

Also available is the "Screening and Assessment in the Juvenile Justice System Speaker Series": The Use of Web-Based Screening for Trauma and Associated Disorders in Juvenile Justice Involved Youth; Utilizing Trauma Screening and Assessments in Court Decisions--Perspectives from the Bench and Mental Health; PTSD and Risk Assessments for.

Presents information on instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health- and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process.

The Guide includes profiles of more than 50 instruments, guidelines for selecting instruments, and best practice recommendations for diverse settings and.

Wasserman, Gail A. et al. Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings. (August ). Juvenile Justice Bulletin Authors recommend best practices in assessing the mental health of juvenile offenders.

mental health services in juvenile justice settings, and suggest treatment recommendations to help youth successfully transition from secure settings back to community life. Material Studied: The Problem It is estimated that more than two million juveniles in the United States.

10 Steps for Implementing Mental Health Screening. This chapter, from a larger document on Mental Health Screening within Juvenile Justice, details ten preliminary steps that have been found in practice to be necessary for implementing successful mental health screening programs.

’10 Steps’ walks through the practical objectives programs must accomplish when striving to reach the goal of. 1. Introduction. Each year, more than 2 million children, adolescents, and young adults formally come into contact with the juvenile justice system in the U.S.

(Puzzanchera, ).The majority of these youth (65–70%) have at least one diagnosable mental health problem, and 20–25% have serious emotional problems (Shufelt and Cocozza,Teplin et al.,Wasserman et al., ).Cited by: The pilot schemes were designed to ensure that children and young people with mental health and other problems get the help they need as soon as they enter the youth justice system.

An independent evaluation found that young people involved in YJLD intervention took longer to reoffend and had significant improvements in depression and self-harming. Youth with mental health disorders in the juvenile justice system: Results from a multi-state prevalence study. Delmar, NY: National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice; [Google Scholar] Sinclair M, Christianson S, Thurlow M.

Promoting school completion of urban secondary youth with emotional or behavioral by: