Promoting Recovery and Resilience for Children and Youth Involved in Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare Systems
United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
"Reducing the pervasive and harmful effects of violence and trauma is a growing challenge for systems that provide services to children. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 1.6 million children and adolescents were involved in the juvenile justice system in 2008. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimated that nearly 400,000 children were in foster care in 2010. Children and youth involved in these systems are more likely to have been previously exposed to potentially traumatic events, such as witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse, bullying, violence in families and communities, loss of loved ones, refugee and war experiences, or life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Children and youth involved in the juvenile justice or child welfare system who have serious emotional challenges are especially vulnerable. However, when services are uniquely tailored to help these children and youth, the savings in terms of cost and suffering are substantial. The cost of one case of abuse or neglect is estimated at more than $200,000 over a lifetime. The cost of incarcerating a juvenile is estimated at over $94,000 per year. It is harder to place a value on the lost potential of these youth and the suffering of children and their families when they cannot heal from their painful experiences."
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    United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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    Public Domain
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    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov/
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    Law and justice

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