101679: Criminal Neglect: Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice and The Children Left Behind

Chapter 1: Introduction and Executive Summary

About the Course:

For five years, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has been analyzing the impact of substance abuse on juvenile offenders and how the nation’s juvenile justice systems deal with these offenders. The result is this report, Criminal Neglect: Substance Abuse, Juvenile Justice and The Children Left Behind, the most comprehensive study ever undertaken of substance abuse and the state juvenile justice systems.

Course materials are from Chapter 1, found on pages 1-10 of pdf document (pages 14-23 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.)

Journal/Publisher:

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Publication Date:

October 2004

Author

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse and the state juvenile justice systems. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss key findings of an examination of the relationship between substance abuse and juvenile delinquency, including the cost that substance abuse imposes on juvenile justice systems.

  2. Describe missed opportunities of prevention and explain what is needed to prevent substance-involved delinquency.

  3. Identify what is needed to treat substance-involved delinquent juveniles, and discuss the authors’ recommendations for addressing the problem.

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