Preventing Juvenile Offenders From Becoming Adult Offenders

Preventing Juvenile Offenders From Becoming Adult Offenders: A Refinement of Mental Health Screening & Assessment Procedures As budget cuts continue to impact community and school-based mental health treatment options for youth, the burden for treatment is falling on the juvenile justice system. As many as 70% of youth offenders meet criteria for a mental health disorder compared to 20% in the general population. In this webinar we will review current screening and assessment procedures being used in juvenile corrections settings. Gaps in current procedures will be identified and discussed. Ways to refine and improve efforts will be suggested while acknowledging obstacles. For more information, please visit: and