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How Do Youth with Mental Disorders Fare in the Juvenile Justice System?

Pinka Chatterji, Alison Cuellar

NBER Working Paper No. 12437
Issued in August 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

This research uses data from Add Health, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris, and funded by a grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 17 other agencies. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwistle for assistance in the original design. Persons interested in obtaining data from Add Health should contact Add Health, Carolina Population Center, 123 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 (addhealth@unc.edu). Funding for this research was provided by grant number K01 MH067086 from the National Institute of Mental Health (Cuellar, Principal Investigator) and by grant number K01 AA000328 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Chatterji, Principal Investigator). The authors would like to thank Thomas McGuire, Sherry Glied, Carole Gresenz and participants at American Society of Health Economists meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, for helpful comments. This paper has not undergone the review accorded official NBER publications; in particular, it has not been approved by the Board of Directors. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and not those of NIMH, NIAAA, or NBER.

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