Friday, December 2, 2011

Health care in the juvenile justice system

http://jjie.org/report-looks-at-state-of-health-care-juvenile-justice-system/59914

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ AND SHARE FULL ARTICLE)
Youth in the juvenile justice system are at high-risk for physical, mental and developmental health issues according to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Adolescence. Despite this, many youths don’t receive the level of health care they need, either in the system or when they get out. The report represents the first update in 10 years to the Health Care for Youth in the Juvenile Justice System.......

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