Functional Impairment in Delinquent Youth

Functional Impairment in Delinquent YouthThis bulletin from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) presents findings on juvenile functional impairment in the school, work, home, and community settings, as well as in terms of youth’s behavior toward others, mood and psychiatric diagnoses, risk of self-harm, substance use, and rational thought as assessed three years after the youth were released from detention. The authors also assess youth functioning by gender, race/ethnicity, and age and discuss future implications. The bulletin is part of OJJDP’s Beyond Detention series, which examines the results of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a large-scale longitudinal study of youth detained at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center in Chicago. To learn more, click here