The link between mental health disorders and juvenile justice is very complex. Within juvenile detention facilities, there is often a lack of any in-facility screening programs, let alone treatment options. This makes it more necessary than ever to address youth mental health.
On any given day, around 10,000 juveniles in the U.S. are housed in adult jails and prisons. This infographic shares startling data that is affecting the juvenile justice system.
A juvenile risk assessment tool can improve the allocation of resources, which can lead to fewer youths being incarcerated. This infographic shares information on how assessments have good gauges for treating youth and reducing recidivism.
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A recent Northwestern Medicine study finds mental health disorders persist 15 years after youth leave juvenile facilities, causing teens to struggle with long-term mental health and life stability.
In analyzing youth crime statistics, we can see how young people and their families are impacted by the way we treat juvenile offenses. This infographic illustrates the shocking number of American teenagers involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
Vaping, the new way to smoke, is becoming increasingly popular among teens. It may be hard to believe, but electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were first introduced in 2007 and have since become a public health epidemic, contributing to youth substance abuse.
The data revolving around suicide is heavy. Normalizing this topic for both youth and adults can help make a difference by raising awareness of the importance of mental health treatment, which, in turn, can help decrease the number of deaths.
Criminal justice-involved adults face a variety of obstacles as they adjust to community life. This infographic displays data on the effects incarceration can have and the challenges individuals face when re-entering their communities.
Studies show that humane detention conditions increase the likelihood that prisoners are willing and able to respond to rehabilitation and reduce the prevalence of violence in facilities. This infographic dives into what prison environments are composed of and proposes some changes that can lead to reform.
Learn about recent trends in youth mental health and well-being and why our youth mental health screening tool, MAYSI-2, is the most widely used screening tool in the United States.
The Justice Center published 13 ways that justice system professionals can improve their risk and needs assessments. Check out our infographic to view these 13 guidelines centered around improving assessment accuracy, fairness, transparency, and effective communication.