Association of Childhood History of Parental Incarceration and Juvenile Justice Involvement With Mental Health in Early Adulthood [jamanetwork.com]

 

By Nia Heard-Garris, Kaitlyn Ann Sacotte, Tyler N. A. Winkelman, et al., JAMA Network, September 4, 2019

Question: Is a childhood history of parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement associated with mental health conditions in early adulthood?

Findings: In this nationally representative cross-sectional study, young adults with a history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement reported more mental health conditions compared with peers with no justice system exposure during childhood.

Meaning: Parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement may be associated with mental illness in young adult populations.

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