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NIC's Corrections and Mental Health Update Focuses on Women and Girls in the Corrections System
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A new set of articles has been posted to NIC's Corrections and Mental Health Update, a blog covering mental health practices.  All of these new articles address the theme of women and girls in the corrections system.

Young Adult Outcomes of Girls Involved in Juvenile Justice System: Distinct Patterns of Risk and Protection,analyzes the various outcomes that adolescent girls who have engaged in delinquent behavior experience as adults. Several measures were used to assess the level of functioning of the young women, including arrest records, participation in substance-use treatment, participation in mental health treatment, and income-maintenance status. Charlotte Lyn Bright, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Patricia L. Kohl, Ph.D., and Melissa Jonson-Reid, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, found that the outcomes young women experience are associated with patterns and characteristics they developed earlier in life as well as the services they received from the juvenile system.

This update also includes articles on the following topics:  

We hope you will find these articles to be both thought-provoking and useful.




Posted Fri, Oct 5 2012 4:53 PM by Tracey Vessels

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