Clinical utility and policy implications of a statewide mental health screening process for juvenile offenders.

@article{Stewart2003ClinicalUA,
  title={Clinical utility and policy implications of a statewide mental health screening process for juvenile offenders.},
  author={David G. Stewart and Eric W. Trupin},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          377-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study examined the utility of screening adjudicated juvenile offenders for mental health symptoms at intake to the State of Washington Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration. The authors assessed the ability of a screening measure, the Massachusetts Youth Screening Inventory, second edition (MAYSI-2), to identify youths with mental health problems and co-occurring substance use problems. This study also examined the relationship of these symptoms to treatment utilization both… CONTINUE READING

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