Justice system involvement into young adulthood: comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general populationSystems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Psychiatry, Center for Mental Health Services Research
Medical Subject HeadingsAdolescent; Adult; Child; Criminal Law; Databases, Factual; Female; Humans; Massachusetts; Mental Health Services; Public Health; Young Adult
AbstractWe compared arrest onset and frequency and types of charges between a statewide cohort of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and girls of the same age in the general population to investigate important differences that could have policy or intervention implications. Girls in the public mental health system were arrested at earlier ages more frequently and were charged with more serious offenses than were girls in the general population. Our results strongly argue for cooperation between the public mental health and justice systems to provide mental health and offender rehabilitation in their shared population.
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Citation InformationMaryann Davis, William H. Fisher, Bernice Gershenson, Albert J. Grudzinskas, et al.. "Justice system involvement into young adulthood: comparison of adolescent girls in the public mental health system and in the general population" Vol. 99 Iss. 2 (2009) ISSN: 0090-0036 (Linking)
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