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Impact of MAYSI-2 Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Detention
Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations
  • Valerie F. Williams, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Thomas Grisso, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
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This poster reports on factors that influenced the rapid adoption and implementation of the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-version 2 (MAYSI-2) and the perceived consequences of routine MAYSI-2 mental health screening. Semi-structured interviews and focus groups were conducted with administrators, managers, and front-line staff in juvenile detention centers in three states (n=19). Results will allow us to better inform juvenile justice facilities regarding the conditions under which screening can more often result in increases in mental health services to youth entering the system and help guide future efforts to provide technology to juvenile justice programs in the interest of youths.

Presented at the Commonweath Medicine Academic Conference, 2007.

Citation Information
Valerie F. Williams and Thomas Grisso. "Impact of MAYSI-2 Mental Health Screening in Juvenile Detention" (2007)
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