Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Juvenile Delinquency; Mental Disorders; Adolescent; Adolescent Behavior; Adolescent Psychology; Mental Health Services
There have been few studies of the manner in which juvenile courts obtain clinical evaluations and consultation by juvenile court clinicians in order to identify and respond to youths with mental health problems. This study involved a telephone survey of professionals associated with juvenile court clinic (JCC) services in 87 of the largest juvenile court jurisdictions nationwide, providing data on their professional staff, functions, procedures, organizational and financial structures, and methods for providing evaluations to juvenile courts. We identified three models of JCC service delivery systems. Differences between the JCC service models offer hypotheses pertaining to potential differences in efficiency and quality of services and service delivery.
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Citation: GRISSO, T. and QUINLAN, J. (2005), Juvenile Court Clinical Services: A National Description. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 56: 9–20. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6988.2005.tb00175.x
Grisso, Thomas and Quinlan, Judith, "Juvenile Court Clinical Services: A National Description" (2005). Psychiatry Publications and Presentations. 297.