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Improving Mental Health Care in Teen Justice System

Michelle Trudeau
Peggy Mears

Each year, more than 1.5 million youth enter the juvenile justice system. Experts say a large percentage of these teenagers are mentally ill, but rarely receive proper treatment. Some juvenile courts have been created to take teens with severe illnesses out of the mainstream juvenile justice system.

Reported by Michelle Trudeau. Produced by Peggy Mears.

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Copyright 2006, Used with permission from NPR.

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