Posts Tagged as "juvenile hall"

Making Juvenile Hall the Mental Health Provider of Last – Not First – Resort

December 18, 2015 / By
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According to a new study by the San Francisco-based Young Minds Advocacy Project (YMAP), as many as 70 percent of the kids in California’s juvenile detention centers are in need of mental health care, and most of them are not getting it. Patrick Gardner, YMAP’s founder and one of the report’s authors, says many of these youth would not be in detention in the first place if there were more home and community-based mental health services available.

The Torment of Isolation – Ending Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

September 17, 2015 / By
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Solitary confinement did not rehabilitate me or stop me from returning to jail. What it did do was leave me with a lasting scar in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that I continue to carry with me today.