➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: The Essential Role of Medicaid and Criminal Justice
Huffington Post – July 09, 2017
As of September 2010, an estimated 70.800 youth were held in juvenile justice residential placement facilities in the U.S. Per national health surveys, a majority of juveniles entering the justice system, including “crossing-over youth” from child welfare, has significant unmet health needs.
Information Gateway resource: Youth Involved With Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/youth/collaboration/dualsystem/