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Mentally Ill Offenders

Robert talks with David Doi, Executive Director of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, about a report finding that 50-75% of incarcerated juvenile offenders suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder, that has not been adequately treated. The report compares facilities where juvenile offenders get "full-service" treatment for mental disabilities with those offenders where treatment is minimal or non-existent. The offenders in the "full-service" facilities have a dramatically reduced chance of re-entering the juvenile justice system.

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