Do suicidal thoughts and behavior persist following juvenile justice involvement?

Introduction This study examines suicidal ideation and behavior of youth in the 3 months following their initial diversion appointment in the juvenile justice system. Method Participants were 99 adolescents (72.7% female; 65% racial minority) between the ages of 12 and 18 (Mage = 15.06, SD = 1.35) and a parent/caregiver (80% female; 54% racial minority; Mage = 42.7 years, SD = 8.9 years). Participants were eligible […]

Harnessing quality improvement and implementation science to support the implementation of suicide prevention practices in juvenile detention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 25-year-olds, and suicidal behavior is four times more likely among youth who enter juvenile justice settings. The current quality improvement work aimed to improve the use of suicide prevention practices in a behavioral health unit within a juvenile detention center and was informed by […]