Mental Health Needs of Youth Processed in Juvenile vs. Adult Court

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.


CEU Course Description

This brief CEU course provides the results of a study of the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among youth transferred to adult criminal court compared with those processed in juvenile court.

Article Author:  Jason Washburn, Ph.D., ABPP, et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss how clinicians can help to ensure that the transfer of youth to adult criminal court be reserved for the most serious, chronic, and violent offenders.

2.  Investigate the disadvantages for youth who are transferred to adult criminal court.

3.  Examine the specific disorders associated with increased odds for a prison sentence.

4.  Describe the population demographics that have significantly greater odds of being transferred to adult court.

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