The Sequential Intercept Model and Juvenile Justice: Review and Prospectus

Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Vol. 35, Issue 4 (July/August 2017), pp. 319-336

19 Pages Posted: 5 May 2021

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Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University

Naomi Goldstein

Drexel University

David DeMatteo

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

Rebecca Newsham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elizabeth Gale-Bentz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lindsay Cole

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shelby Arnold

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July/August 2017

Abstract

Behavioral health needs in justice-involved adolescents are an increasing concern, as it has been estimated that two-thirds of youths in the juvenile justice system now meet the criteria for one or more psychological disorders. This article describes the application of the Sequential Intercept Model (SIM), developed to describe five "points of interception" from standard prosecution into rehabilitation-oriented alternatives for adults (Munetz & Griffin, 2006), to juvenile justice. The five SIM intercepts are: (1) first contact with law enforcement or emergency services; (2) initial hearings and detention following arrest; (3) jails and courts (including problem-solving courts); (4) re-entry from jails, prisons and forensic hospitals; and (5) community corrections and community support, including probation and parole. Modifying the SIM for application with justice-involved adolescents, this article describes three examples of interventions at different intercepts: Intercept 1 (the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Program), Intercept 3 (problem-solving courts for juveniles), and Intercept 5 (juvenile probation). Relevant research evidence for each example is reviewed, and the further application of this model to juveniles is described. Copyright c 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Keywords: Research, Detention, Health, Employment, Mental Health, Juvenile Justice

Suggested Citation

Heilbrun, Kirk and Goldstein, Naomi and DeMatteo, David and Newsham, Rebecca and Gale-Bentz, Elizabeth and Cole, Lindsay and Arnold, Shelby, The Sequential Intercept Model and Juvenile Justice: Review and Prospectus (July/August 2017). Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Vol. 35, Issue 4 (July/August 2017), pp. 319-336, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3599101

Kirk Heilbrun

Drexel University ( email )

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Naomi Goldstein

Drexel University ( email )

3141 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

David DeMatteo (Contact Author)

Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ( email )

3320 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Rebecca Newsham

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elizabeth Gale-Bentz

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Lindsay Cole

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Shelby Arnold

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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