Incarceration of Youth Who Are Waiting for Community Mental Health Services in California

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform investigated the inappropriate incarceration of California youth with mental illnesses due to limited access to treatment. The report states hundreds of California youth are unjustly detained daily, awaiting community mental health services. The report emphasizes the adverse impact on the well-being of these youth, the disruption caused to detention centers, and the societal costs associated with this misuse of incarceration for mental health treatment.
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