Adolescence is a period of developmental transition, characterized by changes in family, school, peers, self-concept, and general physical development. Although most youth successfully navigate this developmental period, incidents of rule breaking and behavioral problems are common and can result in involvement with law enforcement. Further, youth with untreated or undiagnosed mental health needs may engage in behaviors that are viewed as delinquency. It has become common knowledge that youth with mental health needs are disproportionately represented within the juvenile justice system.
Join the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health and The TA Network in this archived webinar on integrating juvenile justice into system of care.
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You can also view corresponding briefs on why juvenile justice should be at the table and how to successfully make that happen: