Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

The statistic is staggering. Nationwide, up to seventy-five percent of kids involved with the court system suffer from diagnosable mental disorders yet few receive proper treatment. A look at mental health in the juvenile justice system.

The statistic is staggering. Nationwide, up to seventy-five percent of kids involved with the court system suffer from diagnosable mental disorders yet few receive proper treatment. A look at mental health in the juvenile justice system.

Guests

Nancy Gannon

Deputy Executive Director, Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Chris Morano

Phd, Director of Mobile Urgent Treatment Team of Milwaukee Wraparound

David Arredondo, MD

Executive Director of The Solomon Project in Santa Clara County; also Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University School of Medicine

Barbara Huff

Executive Director, Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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