Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings
Richard E. Redding, Frances J. Lexcen, & Eileen P. Ryan, Mental Health Treatment for Juvenile Offenders in Residential Psychiatric and Juvenile Justice Settings in Juvenile delinquency: Prevention, assessment, and intervention 282-309 (N. E. S. Goldstein, K. Heilbrun, & R. E. Redding, eds., 2005).
28 Pages Posted: 21 Feb 2014 Last revised: 29 May 2014
Date Written: 2005
In this chapter, we discuss the mental health treatment options for juvenile offenders placed in residential psychiatric or juvenile justice settings. After discussing the effectiveness and potential risks of residential care, we then discuss the unique treatment, behavioral management, and service delivery issues arising in residential settings and the importance of service integration and aftercare. We conclude with directions for future research and program development in the residential treatment of juvenile offenders.
Keywords: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Aftercare, Residential Psychiatric Treatment
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation