OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Analysis The state of mental health services in the United States juvenile justice system is problematic, mirroring the state of children's mental health treatment across the country. The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Statistics reported that there were a staggering 110,284 juveniles in the juvenile justice system as of October 2000 and only a third of these youth who are in need of mental health services (approximately 55,000 to 83,000 of the above total . . .
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