Between 1995 and 1998, researchers from Northwestern University Medical School interviewed 1,829 youth detained at the juvenile facility in Cook County, Ill., as part of a longitudinal study of the health issues and outcomes of youth in juvenile detention.
The investigators conducted follow-up interviews from 2001 to 2003 in order to assess longer-term outcomes related to:
The investigators reported these key findings from the initial interviews completed between 1995 and 1998:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided $749,905 from 2001 to 2003 to support the second phase of this study and the analysis and reporting of the 1998 baseline data.
Eleven federal agencies, led by the National Institute of Mental Health and the William T. Grant Foundation, provided major funding of $10,997,008 in total for the project. Three other foundations provided additional funding (see Appendix 1).