Continuation of a longitudinal study of substance-abusing youthful offenders

This grant provides partial support for a longitudinal study of substance abusing youthful offenders. The Northwestern Juvenile Project is the only large-scale study of youth in juvenile detention. The 1998 baseline data provided a close look at the rates of mental health and substance abuse disorders in these youth. Continuation of the study (possibly because of unprecedented retention rates--87 percent) will provide an opportunity to track the long-term outcomes of these youth. Additional data will be added about pathways to substance abuse treatment, services provided over time, and related outcomes.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $750,000.00

Awarded on: 6/26/2001

Time frame: 7/1/2001 - 6/30/2003

Grant Number: 41942


Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Morton Building 4-656
303 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, 60611-3072


Linda A. Teplin
Project Director