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OJJDP Bulletin Highlights Study on Detained Youth

February 19, 2013

Cover: The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released "The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview." This bulletin, the first in OJJDPs Beyond Detention series, provides an overview of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale, prospective longitudinal study of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric disorders in a diverse sample of juvenile detainees. This bulletin provides an overview of the project and presents information on its goals, sampling and interview methods, areas of measurement, and selected findings.

Topics covered in future Beyond Detention series bulletins will include suicidal thoughts and behaviors among juvenile detainees, posttraumatic stress disorder and trauma within this population, functional impairment after detention, and barriers to mental health services.

Resources:

View and download "The Northwestern Juvenile Project: Overview."

Print copies can be ordered online from the National Criminal Justice Reference Service. order print copy