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Journal Article on OJJDP Study of Psychiatric Disorders Among Youth After Detention

JAMA Pediatrics recently released an article that discusses the prevalence, continuity, and comorbidity of psychiatric disorders among youth over a 15-year period following their release from a youth detention facility. The article is based on findings from the OJJDP-funded Northwestern Juvenile Project, the first large-scale longitudinal study of delinquent youth's mental health outcomes after detention.

The researchers found that 64 percent of males and 35...