Mental health and substance abuse treatment services are an essential component of a well-functioning rehabilitative juvenile justice system. These services are especially important in juvenile detention facilities, which contain a disproportionate number of juveniles suffering from mental illness due to the association between such issues and delinquency and the relative lack of services in the community.
Harvard Law School Mississippi Delta Project, "Improving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in Juvenile Detention Facilities" (2018). Delta Directions: Publications. 17.