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Longitudinal Associations between a Health Risk Factor and Juvenile Justice Placement among Persistent Juvenile Offenders
  • Jennifer Wareham,
  • Richard Dembo,
  • James Schmeidler
Jennifer Wareham
Wayne State University

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Richard Dembo
Mount Sinai Medical Center
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James Schmeidler
Mount Sinai Medical Center
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Little is known about longitudinal health risks and justice involvement among juvenile justice system (JJS) populations. This study used a sample of n = 388 males involved in the JJS to examined longitudinal associations of a latent health risk factor, comprised of depression, marijuana use, and sexually transmitted infections, with post-JJS placement. Results indicate the health risk factor was relatively stable over three time points of JJS entry and associated with present and future JJS placement. Youths who were Hispanic, older, or living with a family member struggling with alcohol use had higher health risk. These findings underscore the need for JJS services that address health risks among persistent juvenile offenders, with consideration of cultural and family dynamics.
17 Oct 2022Submitted to Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy
17 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
17 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
17 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
21 Nov 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
30 Nov 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
28 Dec 20221st Revision Received
02 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
02 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
02 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Jan 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
28 Jan 20232nd Revision Received
28 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
28 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
28 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
28 Jan 2023Editorial Decision: Accept