Presentation to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) Northeast Region Conference

cover_201109cjjeastern_shadowJeffrey A. Butts (2011). Juvenile Justice and Behavioral Health: An Awkward Partnership. Presentation to the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) Northeast Region Conference, “Changing the Face of Juvenile Justice.” Manchester, New Hampshire. September 2011. Correcting risky behaviors is part of the juvenile justice mission, but maintaining an appropriate balance between justice and treatment is essential. The justice system is a blunt instrument when it comes to behavioral intervention. Treatment goals should inform the justice process but not drive it.