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OJJDP MPG Literature Review: Intersection between Mental Health and the Juvenile Justice System (2017)

This literature review will focus on the scope of mental health problems of at-risk and justice-involved youths; the impact of mental health on justice involvement as well as the impact of justice involvement on mental health; disparities in mental health treatment in the juvenile justice system; and evidence-based programs that have been shown to improve outcomes for youths with mental health issues (p. 1)