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Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The relationship between mental health and juvenile justice is complicated. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) approximately 2 million youths are arrested in the United States every year and up to 70% of these youths have an identifiable mental health and/or substance use disorder. This is a much higher percentage compared to the average youth population with a prevalence of mental illness of … Read More Mental Health and Juvenile Justice