Journal Published Online: 01 November 1997
Volume 42, Issue 6

Who Does the Family Court Refer for Psychiatric Services?



Demographic differences between adolescents referred for psychiatric services by the Family Court and by facility staff at a state-run juvenile justice evaluation center are examined. Those groups are then compared to the facility's general population. It is concluded that race, gender, age, and judicial discretion are the factors that distinguish court-referred adolescents from their counterparts referred by facility staff and in the general population.

Author Information

Gunter-Justice, TD
William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute, Univ of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC Clinical Asst Prof of Psychiatry and Instructor of Family Medicine, Univ of South Carolina School of Medicine
Ott, DA
State-Level Psychological Examiner, South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Columbia, SC
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Stock #: JFS14269J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS14269J