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Policy Brief

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Key Findings

  1. Paulding County Juvenile Court has successfully utilized behavioral health screening for youths referred to the court.
  2. Nearly 60% of youths had high levels of externalizing problems such as hyperactivity, impulsivity, attention deficits and conduct problems.
  3. Almost half had high levels of internalizing problems related to depression, anxiety, and/or traumatic stress.
  4. Less than 5% had high levels of criminal/violent behavior or substance abuse.