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A Treatment Study of Children With Attention Hyperactivity Disorder
May 2001. This fact sheet provides information on the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to assess the effectiveness of different treatment protocols for children with ADHD. 2 pages. NCJ 247989.
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2006
July 2006. This report on children's well-being in America in 2005 focuses on their economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. 18 pages. NCJ 214787.
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America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well Being, 2010
July 2010. Relying on official statistics collected by the 22 Federal agencies represented in the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, this 2010 Forum report assesses the well-being of the Nation’s children for 40 indicators in 7 domains. 24 pages. NCJ 231179.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1997
July 1997. This report presents statistics and explanations of 26 indicators of the well-being of children; the indicators cover economic security, health, behavior and the social setting, education, and child abuse and neglect. 107 pages. NCJ 165472.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1998
July 1998. This is the second annual (1998) synthesis of information on the status of the Nation's children, with attention to their economic security, health, behavior and social environment, and education. 123 pages. NCJ 171150.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2000
July 2000. This is the fourth report in an annual series on the condition of America's children. 77 pages. NCJ 182680.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2001
July 2001. This fifth report in an annual series, mandated by Federal Executive Order No. 13045, presents recent official statistics that reflect both the promises and the difficulties confronting the Nation's youth. 141 pages. NCJ 188155.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2002
July 2002. This sixth report in an annual series presents information and data on 24 key indicators that represent important aspects of children's lives, including their economic security, health, behavior, social environment, and education. 143 pages. NCJ 195647.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2005
July 2005. This biennial report presents 2005 data on key indicators of continuing interest that measure critical aspects of children's lives in America. 195 pages. NCJ 210533.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 1999
July 1999. Prepared by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, this report describes the changing population and family context in which children are living and identifies 23 indicators of well-being in the areas of economic security, health, behavior and the social environment, and education. 79 pages. NCJ 176366.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009
July 2009. Using data collected regularly, reliably, and rigorously by Federal agencies, this report summarizes national data for 2009 on seven key domains of children’s well-being, noting any changes from previous years. 216 pages. NCJ 226963.
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America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2011
July 2011. This report summarizes data on national indicators of the well-being of America's children as of 2010 and monitors changes in these indicators. 223 pages. NCJ 235151.
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Assessing Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Disorders in Juvenile Detainees
January 2001. This fact sheet addresses the issue posed that a significant percentage of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have unmet needs for mental health and substance abuse services. Without effective treatment, many youth will continue to engage in behaviors that endanger themselves and their communities, and go on to become part of the adult criminal justice system. 2 pages. NCJ 186367.
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Assessing Detained Youth in Pennsylvania
December 2000. This article examines Pennsylvania's efforts to gather information on the mental health status of youth in detention and to improve facilities' handling of mental health issues. 7 pages. NCJ 186779.
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Assessing the Mental Health Status of Youth in Juvenile Justice Settings
August 2004. This bulletin presents findings from a study that used a computerized, self-administered "Voice" version of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (DISC) to screen for psychiatric disorders in youth admitted to juvenile assessment centers in Illinois and New Jersey. 8 pages. NCJ 202713.
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Behavioral Health Problems, Treatment, and Outcomes in Serious Youthful Offenders
June 2014. This bulletin presents the results from the portion of the Pathways to Desistance study that examined behavioral health problems, treatment, and outcomes in serious youthful offenders. 16 pages. NCJ 242440.
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Capacity Building for Juvenile Substance Abuse Treatment
December 1997. This bulletin discusses drug testing in the juvenile justice system, youth case management, capacity building in the juvenile justice system, and a project to provide technical assistance in identifying substance-abusing youth and providing appropriate intervention. 12 pages. NCJ 167251.
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Contribution of Parent Report to Voice DISC-IV Diagnosis Among Incarcerated Youths
July 2004. This study used a series of different algorithms to examine the contribution of a parent report to a youth report in defining psychiatric "caseness" for a sample of incarcerated youths. 10 pages. NCJ 206303.
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Diagnostic Screening with Incarcerated Youths: Comparing the DPS and Voice DISC
June 2007. This study compared the DISC Predictive Scales (DPS) and the Voice Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children (V-DISC) in terms of their identification of mental health concerns in juvenile offenders. 16 pages. NCJ 218742.
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Drug Identification and Testing in the Juvenile Justice System: Summary
May 1998. This document presents findings from two OJJDP-funded projects to demonstrate innovative ways to identify and intervene with juvenile drug abusers. 90 pages. NCJ 167889.
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Effects of Adolescent Victimization on Self-Concept and Depressive Symptoms
Feburary 2010. This study investigates victimization, self-concept, and mental health. 15 pages. NCJ 229523.
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EPIC-SCAN: Educating Physicans In Their Communities -- Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
July 2002. This report describes Pennsylvania's continuing medical education program called EPIC-SCAN, which is designed to instruct the State's primary-care providers in signs of maltreatment in their child patients and in responding appropriately. 8 pages. NCJ 208904.
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EPIC-SCAN: Educating Physicans in Their Communities -- Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
July 2002. This newsletter reports on a community-based continuing medical education program, EPIC-SCAN, to change practice behavior at the office level of doctors, nurses, medical assistants, receptionists, administration, and support staff in the recognition of child physical and sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. 7 pages. NCJ 196610.
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Forming a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse
March 2000. This manual explains the benefits of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to investigate child abuse and provides advice on forming and operating an effective team. 28 pages. NCJ 170020.
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Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth
December 2013. This bulletin presents the results of a study examining functional impairment in delinquent youth. 12 pages. NCJ 239996.
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Guidelines for Juvenile Information Sharing
October 2006. This report discusses the importance and purposes of and guidelines for information sharing among key agencies responsible for community safety and the health and well-being of at-risk youth offenders. 37 pages. NCJ 215786.
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Guidelines for Screening Care Providers
February 1999. This fact sheet describes the OJJDP-published guidelines for the screening of care providers who work with children, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities. 2 pages. NCJ 175086.
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Guidelines for the Screening of Persons Working With Children, the Elderly, and Individuals With Disabilities in Need of Support
April 1998. These guidelines present a logical decision model for the screening of individuals and organizations who hire employees or recruit volunteers to work with and provide care to children, the elderly, and the disabled. 61 pages. NCJ 167248.
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Instituting School-Based Links With Mental Health and Social Service Agencies (Guide 6 from Safe and Secure: Guides to Creating Safer Schools)
September 2002. One of eight guides designed to enhance school safety, this guide discusses how schools can improve their capacity to serve all students by linking with mental health and social service agencies. 46 pages. NCJ 195666.
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Intergenerational Roots of Early Onset Substance Use
2006. In an attempt to better understand the origins of substance use, this study investigated intergenerational continuity in drug use across three successive generations. 28 pages. NCJ 213914.
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Juvenile Justice Journal, Volume VII, Number 1 (Mental Health Issue)
April 2000. This issue of “Juvenile Justice” addresses important mental health issues affecting many youth in the juvenile justice system. It looks at model juvenile mental health programs directed at the prevention of juvenile delinquency. 44 pages. NCJ 178256.
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Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2006: Selected Findings
December 2009. This report presents findings from the 2006 Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC) on the juvenile offender population held in custody. 20 pages. NCJ 228128.
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Juvenile Suicide in Confinement A National Survey
Feburary 2004. This document presents findings from a national survey on the scope and distribution of suicides by youth in public and private juvenile detention facilities. 84 pages. NCJ 206354.
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OJJDP Journal of Juvenile Justice, Volume 2, Issue 2, Spring 2013
June 2013. This fourth issue of the Journal of Juvenile Justice contains articles on whether family-focused juvenile probation services reduce recidivism; the strains on serious juvenile offenders adjusting to incarceration; the one-family, one-judge model of decisionmaking in juvenile dependency and delinquency cases; and articles on the effects of parental and teacher rejection among court involved adolescent females, an evaluation of the impact of Functional Family Therapy on the behavior of at-risk youth, and resiliency factors and decisionmaking among under-served youth. 101 pages. NCJ 242400.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance July/August, 2013
August 2013. This July/August issue of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) publication provides top stories, special features, and other new relating to the juvenile justice system. 1 pages. NCJ 242652.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, January/February 2013
Feburary 2013. This edition of the OJJDP News @ A Glance newsletter contains four primary articles dealing with OJJDP programs. 12 pages. NCJ 240749.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, November/December 2013
December 2013. This online edition of the OJJDP News @ A Glance contains several articles on the current work of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. 0 pages. NCJ 244167.
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OJJDP News @ a Glance, September/October 2013
October 2013. This means that the State should stop using U.S. Census Bureau data that count incarcerated people at correctional facility locations and begin counting them as residents at their home addresses for redistricting purposes. The process of drawing voting districts that each contain approximately the same number of people breaks down when a State relies on data that count an entire population in the wrong place. Crediting many thousands of incarcerated people to census blocks where they do not live as residents significantly enhances the weight of votes cast in districts that contain prisons; and it dilutes the votes cast in every other district. Connecticut State law provides that “No person shall be deemed to have lost his residence in any town by reason of his absence therefrom in any institution maintained by the State.“ Although Connecticut law prohibits people incarcerated for a felony from voting, approximately 28 per 1 pages. NCJ 243534.
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Painful Secrets: Helping Traumatized Girls in Pennsylvania's Juvenile Justice System
2001. This paper describes a 2-year effort to develop and field test a flexible but effective treatment response to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in delinquent female adolescents and to provide education regarding PTSD and its effects to virtually everyone in Pennsylvania's juvenile justice system whose responsibilities bring them into contact with girls. 8 pages. NCJ 189423.
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Project...Continued
October 2002. This document describes the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Project in Pennsylvania. 10 pages. NCJ 197882.
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Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation
November 1998. The Prenatal and Early Childhood Nurse Home Visitation Program is designed to help low-income, first-time parents deliver healthy babies, give them proper care, and avoid drug abuse and criminal offending; studies have revealed that this program also reduces juvenile delinquency. 12 pages. NCJ 172875.
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Psychiatric Disorders of Youth in Detention
April 2006. This study, the Northwestern Juvenile Project, surveyed instances of alcohol, drug, and mental disorders among a random sample of juvenile detainees between the ages of 10 to 18 years. 16 pages. NCJ 210331.
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Screening for Emergent Risk and Service Needs Among Incarcerated Youth: Comparing MAYSI-2 and Voice DISC-IV
May 2004. This study examined associations between the Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2) and the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-Present State Voice Version (DISC-IV) and the extent to which MAYSI-2 subscales map onto DISC-IV disorders and conditions. 11 pages. NCJ 205351.
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Suitability of Assessment Instruments for Delinquent Girls
April 2010. This report summarizes the findings of a study that systematically examined the extent to which existing adolescent assessment instruments used in the juvenile justice system are equally effective for girls and boys. 12 pages. NCJ 226531.
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Underage Drinking and Other Substance Abuse: Opportunities for Prevention and Intervention by Youth Courts (From Selected Topics on Youth Courts: A Monograph, P 25-39, 2004, Tracy Godwin Mullins, ed. -- See NCJ-208164)
2004. This paper discusses strategies youth courts can use in working with youth referred to the court for alcohol-related problems, while acting as a partner in a comprehensive community approach for countering under-age drinking and other substance abuse. 15 pages. NCJ 208166.
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