We can respond to the mental health needs of inmates without delay.
We can help you employ cost-efficient psychiatric services in juvenile programs and prison settings. As a result, your facility can respond to the needs of these individuals while meeting obligations and avoiding undesired liability issues.
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JSA Health Telepsychiatry Case Study:
Recent research has established that a large proportion of youth involved with the juvenile justice system in this country have significant mental health problems. Findings from a number of mental health prevalence studies conducted within the last five years among youth in a variety of juvenile justice settings—community-based, detention, corrections— are remarkably consistent. Approximately 65 percent to 70 percent of youth in the juvenile justice system have a diagnosable mental health disorder. Further, the results from a recent multi-state, multi-site mental health study conducted for theOffice of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) indicate that the percentage of youth in the juvenile justice system experiencing severe mental health disorders is even higher than was previously thought.
Severe mental disorders were thought to be found among approximately 20 percent of youth in juvenile justice settings. The results of the most recent studies suggest a figure closer to 27 percent, indicating that more than one quarter of all youth in the juvenile justice system are in significant need of mental health treatment. These new studies on the prevalence of mental health disorders among the juvenile justice population have helped spur the development and application of new responses to help the field better identify and respond to these youth.
JSA Health Telepsychiatry strongly feels that making psychiatric services available to adolescents in within the Juvenile Justice system is a major priority of our company. JSA Health has identified three programs in the last year.
There are more than 65 Juvenile Justice facilities across Texas, most in rural areas. JSA Health Telepsychiatry provides a cost effective way for these facilities to purchase the number of psychiatrist hours they need per month for regualar clinics, while having available 24/7 capacity to call JSA Health for stat consults in crisis situations. The result is that JSA Health assists with:
• Identifying youth who may have mental health problems requiring attention—to avoid those problems getting worse