A Better Path: Drug Treatment Courts Offer Hope for Youth


Young people who enter the juvenile justice system oft en have multiple problems.According to a study by the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice, most youth in the juvenile justice system also have a substance use disorder, mental disorder, or both. Almost 30 percent of those youth have problems so severe their ability to function is impaired.
Yet very few get the treatment they need.

Publisher: SAMHSA

Published: 2013 (12 pages)

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