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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2004 Feb;17(1):3-5.

Healthcare for adolescents in juvenile facilities: increasing needs for adolescent females.

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Children's Hospital, 1 Perkins Square, Akron, Ohio 44308-1602, USA. jfitzgibbon@chmca.org

Abstract

In 1999, 2.4 million youth between the ages of 10 and 17 were arrested. On any given day that year, 133,000 juveniles were detained in long-term detention facilities. Since 1990, there has been a wide disparity in the number of minority youth in the juvenile justice system. In 1999, 41% of youth in this system were African American. Additionally, there has been growth in the percent of arrests of females (29% in 1999) and adolescents younger than 15 years of age (32%).

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15010031
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpag.2003.11.002
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