Effects of mental health disorders on the risk of juvenile justice system involvement and recidivism among children placed in out-of-home care.

@article{Yampolskaya2012EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mental health disorders on the risk of juvenile justice system involvement and recidivism among children placed in out-of-home care.},
  author={Svetlana Yampolskaya and Emmeline Chuang},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={585-93}
}
This study examined the effect of specific mental health disorders on the risk of juvenile justice system involvement and subsequent recidivism among maltreated children placed in out-of-home care. The sample was comprised of all children in Florida aged 7-17 years who were investigated for maltreatment and subsequently placed in out-of-home care between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2005 (N = 5,720). Presence of mental health disorders and absence of a caregiver were both significantly associated… CONTINUE READING
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