One-on-one meetings with a case manager to focus on targeted goals identified by youth.
The UCSF Juvenile Justice Behavioral Health (JJBH) Research Team includes a program of research aimed toward improving behavioral health outcomes for youth involved in the justice, child welfare, and foster care systems. Studies include emphasis on improving youths’ physical, mental, and emotional health; reducing drug and alcohol use; reducing HIV/STI risk behaviors; preventing recidivism; identifying ways to improve access to and engagement in health care for these youth, thereby reducing health inequities.
of adolescents entering juvenile detention centers have a diagnosable mental health need.
First-time court-involved adolescents who are diverted from detention and supervised in the community also have significant mental health treatment needs:
have a history of psychiatric diagnosis.
have a history of inpatient hospitalization.
have current psychiatric symptoms severe enough to require treatment.
Leveraging technology and trauma-informed approaches to increase access to behavioral health care for underserved youth and families.
Youth nationally are under juvenile court jurisdiction
of youth report an average of 3 Adverse Childhood Experiences at first point of legal contact
of youth in community supervision require substance use treatment
or fewer of justice-involved youth receive treatment for any psychiatric disorder after release from detention
of caregivers of justice-involved youth reported interest in online behavioral health interventions
Our goal is to strengthen the bonds young women have with themselves, their families, and their communities. We provide clinical interventions as part of research trials.
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