Marijuana linked to mental health risks in young adults, growing evidence shows
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by Faith Sills
5M ago
Marijuana linked to mental health risks in young adults, growing evidence shows New research, involving millions of people worldwide over decades, adds to worries that heavy use of high-potency cannabis could exacerbate the mental health crisis in the U.S. “The ideal time to consider using weed — if you’re going to use it — is 26 or later,” said Dr. Ryan Sultan, a psychiatrist at Columbia Irving Medical Center.  Kate Dehler for NBC News May 26, 2023, 5:30 AM EDT By Akshay Syal, M.D. Over the last decade of diagnosing countless young patients with new psychotic disorders, one strik ..read more
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STATE OF MENTAL HEALTH – Youth Ranking 2023
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by Faith Sills
6M ago
States with rankings 1-13 have a lower prevalence of mental illness and higher rates of access to care for youth. States with rankings 39-51 indicate that youth have a higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care. The seven measures that make up the Youth Ranking include:  Youth with at Least One Major Depressive Episode (MDE) in the Past Year  Youth with Substance Use Disorder in the Past Year  Youth with Severe MDE  Youth with MDE Who Did Not Receive Mental Health Services  Youth with Severe MDE Who Received Some Consistent Treatment   ..read more
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50th Anniversary of In re Gault
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by Faith Sills
7M ago
Last week, the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit and the League of Women Voters of Orange County celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision In re Gault. The program began with Gault: Looking Back in Time by retired former Gila County Presiding Judge and Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Peter Cahill, and his former Law Clerk, Lisa Queen. This multimedia presentation includes vintage photographs of juvenile court, photographs of handwritten documents that began the habeas challenge, exhibits and transcripts from ..read more
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CLE Webinar: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
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by Crime Free Kids
1y ago
January 18th from 2pm to 4pm: A juvenile record is a gateway to mass incarceration. How do we stop the school-to-prison pipeline? An average of $33,000 is spent on an incarcerated individual. Imagine if we could reinvest those dollars into our children and their education. Furthermore, children who go to juvenile detention are not the only ones affected. Together, we can create new pipelines for the success of all children and our communities. Dr. Artika Tyner will share information about the school to prison pipeline and introduce 3 key strategies for ending the school to prison pipeline. Ea ..read more
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The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College”
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by Juvenile Public Defender
1y ago
Read More @ The Kansas City Star – https://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article238206754.html The post The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College” appeared first on Crime Free Kids ..read more
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Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls
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by Juvenile Public Defender
1y ago
The Children’s Campaign – Report: Florida’s Education and Juvenile Justice Systems Are Failing Black Girls New research by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Sounding the Alarm: Criminalization of Black Girls in Florida, finds Black girls in Florida are disproportionately punished at nearly every disciplinary point in the education and juvenile justice systems. The findings are relevant to bringing forth the overdue justice and educational reforms needed to support the wellbeing of girls and young women. Although Black girls account for just 21% of the girl population in Florida, they ..read more
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Decline of Juvenile Arrests In Florida During Pandemic
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by Juvenile Public Defender
1y ago
Reviewer: Katie Siciliano, PD9 Legal Intern   Articles to be reviewed: Orlando Sentinel – “Florida’s juvenile arrests drop to 45-year low” https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-ne-2020-juvenile-arrests-florida-drop-20201123-sdsv36nwzzhg3d2eyvyfxjxfsu-story.html    WFTS Tampa Bay – “Juvenile arrests in Florida continue to decline amid pandemic” https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/i-team-investigates/juvenile-arrests-in-florida-continue-to-decline-amid-pandemic   Summary: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice has reported that the 2019-2020 fiscal year ..read more
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CLE Webinar: Ending the School to Prison Pipeline
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by Nicolette Springer
2y ago
January 18th from 2pm to 4pm: A juvenile record is a gateway to mass incarceration. How do we stop the school-to-prison pipeline? An average of $33,000 is spent on an incarcerated individual. Imagine if we could reinvest those dollars into our children and their education. Furthermore, children who go to juvenile detention are not the only ones affected. Together, we can create new pipelines for the success of all children and our communities. Dr. Artika Tyner will share information about the school to prison pipeline and introduce 3 key strategies for ending the school to prison pipeline. Ea ..read more
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The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College”
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by Juvenile Public Defender
2y ago
Read More @ The Kansas City Star – https://www.kansascity.com/news/special-reports/article238206754.html The post The Kansas City Star: “Throwaway Kids: We are Sending More Foster Kids to Prison Than College” appeared first on Crime Free Kids ..read more
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Slate: “Why Kids Join Gangs”
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by Juvenile Public Defender
2y ago
This report is part of Kids Imprisoned, a project produced by the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative, a national investigative reporting project by top college journalism students and recent graduates from across the country. It is headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Ruben Saldaña was 12 when he joined a gang after moving to a part of Homestead, Florida, that he called a ghetto. By 13, he was leading his “junior gang.” “I became a gang member before I even hit puberty,” said Saldaña, who now runs a mixed martial ..read more
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