Motivational counseling reduces future police charges in court referred youth.


By the age of 18, between 16 and 27% of adolescents in the U.S. have been arrested for an offense and by the age of 23 this increases to a staggering 25-41%. Most youth that get into legal trouble have a substance abuse problem and many youth report high risk driving behaviors. Adjudication of adolescents for an offense may provide an opportunity to provide… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2013.01.006


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