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Table 1 Data Availability and Rates of Youth Characteristics by Type of Provider\a

From: Juvenile justice systems of care: results of a national survey of community supervision agencies and behavioral health providers on services provision and cross-system interactions

  Community Supervision Providers Behavioral Health Providers
Youth Characteristic Data Available Prevalence Data Available Prevalence
Demographics
 Male 84% 73% 80% 67%
 Female 84% 27% 80% 33%
 Under age 14 76% 12% 77% 18%
 Age 14–15 79% 36% 77% 27%
 Age 16–17 79% 44% 77% 39%
 18 or older 81% 8% 78% 12%
 White/Caucasian 81% 53% 77% 50%
 Black/African American 80% 26% 77% 19%
 Other or Mixed Race/Unknown 70% 6% 75% 16%
 Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity 79% 18% 77% 21%
Substance Use Problems
 Any substance use problems including alcohol 46% 51% 71% 66%
 Marijuana use problems 35% 49% 65% 59%
 Alcohol use problems 40% 25% 66% 41%
 Prescription drug misuse 25% 19% 50% 16%
Other drug use problems (e.g., amphetamine/methamphetamine, cocaine/crack, opioids/heroin, hallucinogens/K2/Salts) 35% 18% 53% 18%
Tobacco use problems 24% 32% 48% 51%
Mental Health Problems
 Serious Family Problems (e.g., substance use, serious mental illness, domestic violence, incapacitating chronic illness) 31% 60% 58% 67%
 Internalizing Mental Disorders (e.g., Mood, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychosis) 30% 35% 70% 57%
 Externalizing Mental Disorders (e.g., Attention deficit, hyperactivity, conduct, pathological gambling, or other impulse control disorder) 26% 35% 67% 52%
 Learning Disabilities or Other Cognitive Impairment 25% 28% 47% 28%
 Suicide Risk (e.g., self-mutilation, thoughts, plans, means, attempts) 31% 13% 56% 22%
Other Behavioral Health Problems
 Risky sexual activity (e.g., unprotected sex, sex under the influence, multiple sex partners, sex trading, sex with high risk partners) 17% 51% 39% 44%
 Physical, Sexual or Emotional Victimization 29% 39% 57% 44%
 Violence towards other 32% 25% 46% 36%
 Physical Health Problems 21% 11% 56% 12%
 Needle related risk activity (e.g., use, old or unclean needles, sharing, sharing with risky partners) 14% 2% 40% 3%
  1. \a Data are weighted to reflect the estimated national population estimate of the 3202 CS agencies and 4252 BH service providers and in the U.S. and have been adjusted for survey non-response at the state level