Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2004, $299,652)
'Aftercare Services for Juvenile Parolees with Mental Disorders'
This study is a prospective cohort observational study to examine recidivism, adaptive functioning, and mental health services for juvenile parolees from the mental health caseload who are released from eight different correctional facilities throughout Ohio. The sample of over 200 juveniles, age 12-19, will be drawn from the mental health caseload of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Data will be collected at four points in time; prior to release, ant post release at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months. Data will be collected on demographics, re-arrest/recidivism, functional outcomes and mental heath in the community; pyschopathology; and mental health service utilization.