Adverse Childhood Experiences in the New Mexico Juvenile Justice Population
New Mexico Sentencing Commission, February 2016.
13 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2019
Date Written: August 9, 2019
Faculty from the University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Law and the UNM School of Medicine, and New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) initiated a joint project to look at the prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) nationally and in New Mexico. The study was intended to better establish the association between early childhood trauma and delinquency, as well as to explore the role that law and medicine can play in ensuring better health and juvenile justice outcomes for children who have experienced ACEs.
Keywords: children, trauma, health law, juvenile justice, adverse childhood experiences
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