Mon, Mar 17, 2008 -- 10:00 AM
Prisoner Health Live Remote Broadcast - Juvenile Justice and Mental HealthDownload audio (MP3)
California's Division of Juvenile Justice is in crisis, with lawsuits charging that it's failing its youth offenders, including those in mental health treatment. With estimates that one in five youths in the system has serious mental health problems, what is being done to improve care?
Host: Scott Shafer
- Dr. James Telander, chief psychologist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice
- Dr. Joe Marshall, founder and executive director of Omega Boys Club/Street Soldiers, and a member of a San Francisco police commission organization providing programs for violence prevention and support
- Karen Gorrostieta, a college student working in the Paragon Department with McCullum Youth Court, a restorative peer justice program in Alameda County
- Ken Berrick, president and CEO of the Seneca Center for Children and Families based in San Leandro, a multi-service agency for emotionally troubled children and their families