DAVID E. ARREDONDO M.D.

Compassionate Neuroscience

Mentally Ill Offenders Strain Juvenile System – NYTimes.com

Donald has been in and out of mental health programs since he attacked a schoolteacher at age 5. As he grew older, he became more violent until he was eventually committed to the Department of Youth Services.

“I’ve begged D.Y.S. to get him into a mental facility where they’re trained to deal with people like him,” said his grandmother, who asked not to be identified because of the stigma of having a grandson who is mentally ill. “I don’t think a lockup situation is where he should be, although I don’t think he should be on the street either.”

via Mentally Ill Offenders Strain Juvenile System – NYTimes.com.

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