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Mental Health Screening Outcomes Among Justice-Involved Youths Under Community Supervision

Mental Health Screening Outcomes Among Justice-Involved Youths Under Community Supervision

By Warren A. Reich

Youth detained in juvenile correctional facilities are known to have an elevated rate of mental health symptoms, but far less is known about the mental health status of juveniles under community supervision. In this study, 812 youths participating in alternative to detention programs in New York City were screened for mental health disorders. Forty-eight percent of boys and 62% of girls were indicated for possible mental health problems. The most frequently appearing flags were for mania and posttraumatic stress disorder. Besides reporting prevalence rates for multiple disorders, the study also examines the relationship between mental health and re-arrest. Published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 53: 3 (2014): 211-230. Click here for an abstract and how to order.

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Reentry Courts

Reentry Courts

By Christine H. Lindquist, Bryn Herrschaft and Pamela K. Lattimore

Reentry courts are specialized courts that assist with the reintegration of formerly incarcerated persons after their release in the community. This article, co-authored by Center for Court Innovation and RTI International researchers and published in the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Eds. Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd, 2014, pp. 4351-4360), provides an accessible overview of the reentry court model and relevant research. Click here for an article summary and how to order.

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Drug Courts

Drug Courts

By Michael Rempel

Drug courts are the oldest, most prolific, and most studied of the major alternative court models, which also include domestic violence, mental health, community, and reentry courts. What distinguishes drug courts is their focus on cases involving an underlying drug addiction. This article, authored by a Center for Court Innovation researcher and published in the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Eds. Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd, 2014, pp. 1159-1170), provides an accessible overview of the drug court model, relevant research, and related issues and controversies. Click here for an article summary and how to order.

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Community Courts

Community Courts

By Rachel Swaner

A community court, often called a neighborhood or community justice center, is a neighborhood-focused court that applies a problem-solving approach to local crime and safety concerns. This article, authored by a Center for Court Innovation researcher and published in the Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Eds. Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd, 2014, pp. 408-416), provides an accessible overview of the community court model, relevant research, and related controversies. Click here for an article summary and how to order.

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Building Healthy Teen Relationships: An Evaluation of the Fourth R Curriculum with Middle School Students in the Bronx

Building Healthy Teen Relationships: An Evaluation of the Fourth R Curriculum with Middle School Students in the Bronx

By Amanda Cissner and Lama Hassoun Ayoub

As the first U.S.-based evaluation of the The Fourth R: Strategies for Healthy Young Relationships, a dating violence prevention curriculum, this randomized controlled trial tests the effectiveness of the program with middle school students in the Bronx, New York. The curriculum, previously found to have limited impacts with Canadian ninth-graders, was found to have modest effects with the younger target audience. Notably, it was found to delay sexual activity for all participating students, and those students who received more of the program saw even greater delays in sexual activity, as well as reductions in bullying perpetration and attitudinal improvements. Results also suggest that high-risk students realized some reductions in dating violence.

 

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