Established in 1995, the Northwestern Juvenile Project assessed alcohol, drug, or mental (ADM) service needs of juvenile detainees. The study took place between the years of 1995 and 1998, sampling 1,829 male and female juvenile detainees within Cook County, Illinois. This study had two specific aims:
- To assess the juvenile detainees ADM service needs (including psychiatric disorder, comorbidity and functional impairment); and,
- To determine the extent that juvenile detainees who need ADM services received them while in the custody of the criminal justice system.
This study has four methodological advantages over prior research:
- Stratified random sampling;
- Sufficiently large N (approximately 600 females and 1200 males);
- Reliable instruments; and
- Comorbidity data.
Questions for respondents generally pertain to demographics, medical and sexual history, criminal history, aptitude and mental health assessment, familial and social relations, drug abuse, and education.
Teplin, Linda A. Northwestern Juvenile Project (Cook County, IL): Baseline, 1995-1998 [Restricted]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR32603.v1
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (R01MH54197),
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse,
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism,
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,
Open Society Institute,
Chicago Community Trust,
William T. Grant Foundation,
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
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