Behavioral Health and the Juvenile Justice System

Richard Dembo, Jessica Faber, Jennifer Cristiano, Ralph J. DiClemente, Asha Terminello

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes a case study conducted within an innovative juvenile assessment facility that examined the relationships among depression, age, race/ethnicity, age at first arrest, drug involvement, and sexual behaviors among youth in the criminal justice system. After a thorough discussion of the results, implications for larger services and practices are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFoundations of Behavioral Health
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783030184353
ISBN (Print)9783030184339
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Arrested youth
  • Behavioral health
  • Drugs
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Sexual behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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