Scholar Info

Matthew Aalsma

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



Health Care Access and Utilization of Youth in Juvenile Justice

Youth in juvenile justice have significant medical and mental health difficulties. The goal of this research agenda is to develop best practices in terms of linking youth in juvenile justice to medical and mental health care. We are seeking to achieve this goal by evaluating the effectiveness of a medical and mental health care screening program at the Indianapolis Juvenile Detention Center. This project is funded through a federal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.


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