A Preliminary Examination of Substance Use Risk among Metropolitan and Non-Metropolitan Girls Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

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Abstract

Research is limited on geographic differences in substance use risk factors among juvenile justice-involved girls. This secondary data analysis from one state juvenile justice system, collected as part of the NIH/NIDA funded JJTRIALS cooperative agreement, assessed criminogenic needs at intake for 160 girls from metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties. Although girls from different geographic areas did not differ significantly on key variables of interest, including substance use risk and related criminality variables, findings suggest that substance use risk is related to criminal history, substance-related offenses, and relationship problems among justice-involved girls. Implications include gender-specific juvenile justice programming and research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

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Keywords

  • criminogenic needs
  • girls
  • non-metropolitan
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • General Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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