THE FINDINGS UNDERSCORE THE NEED FOR
SERVICES TAILORED TO THE DIFFERENT ISSUES
CONFRONTING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE
BEEN IN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM.
agencies and private foundations.
“This research highlights the importance of screening to
identify the kids in the system who have mental health and
substance use issues, connecting them to appropriate treatment,
and ensuring services continue even after they return to their
communities,” Hanes says.
Other key findings include:
• African-Americans had much lower rates of substance use
disorders than non-Hispanic whites. The finding adds to data
dispelling stereotypes that African-American youth have the
highest rates of drug abuse among youth, and leads to questions
about why they are disproportionally incarcerated, says Teplin.
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Tori DeAngelis is a writer in Syracuse, N. Y.
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